Box with a lid
river Hungari, Ussuri Krai, village Khodchya
late 19th - early 20th century
Threads: plant fiber: cotton; wood (birch bark); wood; threads: plant fiber; cloth: cotton; leather: natural leather: suede: skin suede; paint
height 8.0; diameter 29.0
Mokhi, a birch bark box with a quadrangular bottom, ornamented, with an oval lid; the box’s ornament is multicolor, sewn on to the walls, and just slightly embossed on the lid; the id is trimmed with a blue fabric strip. The pattern contains two spiral snakes and a pair of red spirals. The narrower side of the box shows a bear’s head and two snakes in a spiral. A double spiral against a light background is traced on the lid.
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