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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: A mukak is a stitched bark container. This one is made of birch bark that has been sewn together with spruce root, and it has a leather strap. The floral and leaf designs have been etched into the bark. The shape of this basket indicates that it was traditionally used for gathering berries. It was made by Roger Echaquan (Attikanek [Tete de Boule]), Manouane, Quebec, in 1992. Echaquan's craft is a continuation of a long and enduring tradition of making birch bark mukaks.


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Birchbark mukak

creator   Roger Echaquan
date   1992
location   Manouane, Quebec, Canada
height   8.0"
width   8.25"
process/materials   birch bark, spruce root
item type   Household Goods/Container
accession #   #1992.15.05

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