Box with a lid
river Tumnin, Ussuri Krai, village Khutu-Data, Soviet harbor
late 19th - early 20th century
Wood (birch bark); threads: animal: tendinous cord; paint
length 14.0; width 10.0; length of lid 14.5
Flat rectangular birch bark box with a lid; the lid has an embossed ornament painted red on its surface. The box was used for carrying tobacco and sundries. The lid has a black ornament against a light background, in the form of a turtle’s figure with two heads symmetrically arranged on two sides. The turtle symbolized happiness and fertility.
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