"Elitekey: Micmac Material Culture from 1600 AD to the Present" by Ruth Holmes Whitehead

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Elitekey is the Micmac word for "I fashion things". The book documents five centuries of Micmac material culture, ranging in time from the period before contact with Europeans to the present day. A History and technical explanation is given for crafts in the following areas: costume and decorative techniques; birchbark work; porcupine quillwork on birchbark; work in wood, bone, stone and natural fibres; and the art of basketry.

84 pages

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