Objects
Box to keep chopsticks. Oroche
Box to keep chopsticks. Oroche
Title
Box to keep chopsticks
Ethnic groups
Oroche
Territory
Ussuri Krai, river Samarga, village Muhtuhu on Samarga river
Date
late 19th - early 20th century
Collectors-person
Rubrics
storage
Material
Wood (birch bark); bone (brown bear); glass: colored glass; cloth: cotton; threads: plant fiber: cotton (rope); leather; metal; wood; wood
Dimensions
height 22.5; diameter 8.5; diameter of mouth 9.6
Number
РЭМ 1870-66
Annotation
Tall, cylindrical birch bark box. The entire wall surface is ornamented with a curvilinear pattern depicting a bear’s face and the figures of two ancestor snakes. It is decorated on top with strings of beads tied to it and with bear’s penises as symbols of fertility. Such boxes were given to a woman from her mother as dowry, with wishes to have many healthy children. The box was used for keeping chopsticks.