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charm (diamond shaped)


Nom de l'objet : charm (diamond shaped)
Artiste ou artisan : displayed as example of Naskapi personal ornaments with a card stating collector R. White
Numéro de catalogue : III-B-22
Province d'origine : unknown
Province d'utilisation : unknown
Culture : Barren Ground Innu
Contexte culturel : Alika Webber Podolinsky's fieldnotes describe this object as a beaded charm representing a particular star constellation. Here are relevant references from her fieldnotes. I made drawing of all the Kapotshest beaded charms and all were known although the one where a little one is worn at the back of the neck and a large one in front has actually never been seen by George (18 June 1961).Rev. Grubb who has lived all his life in Nain and worked with the Eskimo believes that Kapotshest represents star constellation (this has also been told to me by Napan [Raphael] Rich, younger son of Sam Rich when he told me about the star constellation worn by young boys in front whilst they wear the ceremonial robe on their backs). Also Joe [Rich] mentioned this. The constellation represents - so said Rev. Grubb - the big dipper which turns around the North Star -always pointing to the North star - THE star used in this area for orientation. Star constellation occurs nearly on half of the decorated obje
Date de fin de production : unknown
Publications ou références : Alika Webber Podolinsky. Canadian Museum of Civilization. Coll. (III-X-42M). Field Notes from N.W.R. and Davis Inlet, Labrador (Naskapi), Summer 1961. B171R f.1. Frank Speck. 1977[1935]. Naskapi. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.
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Ville de l'établissement : St. John's
Province de l'établissement : Newfoundland and Labrador
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