In this blog, I wanted to show you our collection’s room. I will also show you some more picture’s of bowl’s and spoon’s that I did not put in my last blog. I would also would like to show you our Collection Manager. I hope you will enjoy this blog.
Here’s our Collection’s Manager Kerri Helme, she is Mashpee Wampanoag. Kerri has worked at Plimoth Plantation’s Wampanoag Homesite for more than 4 year’s now and has been our collection’s Manager for more than a year . In this picture she is working on a clay pot. She is a great potter and has quickly becoming very well known for her pottery and her Pottery is very desirable.
Here’s a picture of the collection’s room, you can see most of our artifact’s are stored in the row’s of white bin’s you can see on the right side of this picture. In the back of the room you can see a cedar wood door behind the door we have some of our feather work, like hair piece’s. We keep them in here because the cedar will keep out bug’s that like to eat feathers this is very important.
Here is the left side of the room, you can see bullrush mat’s just washed and rolled up and stored in those very deep shelves. You can also see the bows hanging from the roof of the room. Lets have some fun now. What do you also see in this picture and were is it in this picture? send me a comment at the end of this blog and tell me what you see.
Here’s another wooden bowl. This one is made out of basswood this bowl is more than 15 years old. Hey do you see the Effigy (Figure or image) on the end of the bowl? What is it? Take a guess at the end of the blog leave me a comment, lets see if your right.
Here’s the other end of the same bowl made out of basswood. This end has an effigy of a face carved into it .
This bowl is made out of maple burl and has an effigy of a fox face on it. This bowl has something done to it, can you guess what that is? please leave a comment at the end of the blog with your guess.
This wooden spoon has an effigy of a fish on the handle. I think this spoon is made out of oak wood.
These spoon’s are not wood. These’s spoon’s are made out of brass and copper. One of these spoon’s has a whale’s tale as an effigy.
Well everyone I hope you can see what I am trying to do, get you all to comment on the blog . I really do like writing the blog’s but I also like answering your comment’s so please take some time and leave me a comment.
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