Box with a lid
river Tumnin, Ussuri Krai, Soviet harbor, village Khutu-Data
late 19th - early 20th century
Wood (birch bark); threads: plant fiber: cotton; fibers: plant fiber; paint
length 18.0; width 19.0
Rectangular birch bark box with a lid; the lid has an embossed ornament painted red and blue on its surface. The lid’s ornament has a rosette of four spirals in the center, with bear’s heads shown on the sides. They symbolized an amulet against evil spirits. The box was used for carrying tobacco and sundries.
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