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3 Pronged Bone Implement for Painting Robes

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

a three-pronged bone implement for painting robes. Collected by Lucien McShan Turner from the Innu people at Ungava Bay, Quebec, Canada. The Innu used fork-like sticks to paint complicated patterns on their clothing. Photographed prior to display in "Arctic: A Friend Acting Strangely," a temporary exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. in 2006.

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  • Title: 3 Pronged Bone Implement for Painting Robes
  • Location: Ungava Bay, Quebec, Canada, North America
  • Type: Paint Bone
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): E89967-0
  • Photo Credit: Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Anthropology
  • Accession Date: 1884-01-09

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