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Paper rack

Paper rack

  • Place of origin:

    Canada (made)

  • Date:

    1800-1875 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Moose or elk hoof with attached skin, velvet embroidered with cotton

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Paper rack formed from two moose or elk hooves, quite flat, with intact hooves and skin taken from the shin of the animal. Each features two pockets of black velvet, one above the other, with embroidered blue, white and orange flowers and fringed with animal hair coloured orange and blue. There are remnants of red velvet fringes on one of the hooves, next to the lower pocket. On the back are remains of a wooden bar stitched to the top of each.

Place of Origin

Canada (made)


1800-1875 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Moose or elk hoof with attached skin, velvet embroidered with cotton

Descriptive line

Paper rack made from the hoof of a moose or elk, with embroidery and fringing, Native American Canadian, 1800-1875


Moose; Velvet; Cotton


Embroidering; Skinning


Ephemera; Embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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