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Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum

Accessory, Doll


Accession number: 2016.30.1 a-b
Category: Toys
Object type: Moccasins;Mi'kmaq
Date: 1908 – 1915
Materials: fabric, animal hide
Measurements: 6.5 cm L x 1.5 cm W x 3.2 cm Deptha
Measurements: 6.5 cm L x 1.5 cm W x 3.2 cm Depth x 6.3 cm L x 1.5 cm W x 2.9 cm Depthb
Description: Minature Mi'kmaq moccasins. Beige with red detail stitched around top of foot. Red fabric on top of foot tied in a knot. Fabric is fraying. Traditionally, moccasins were made from animal hide. Indents in hide near toes. 
History of Use: Used as a toy by David Freeman's mother, Elizabeth, when she was a child living at 2724 Windsor Street in Halifax. Used as doll accessories. Mi'kmaq made to be sold in markets or door-to-door. Played with at house of Windsor Street. Family lived in house until 1917 when the house was damaged by the Halifax Explosion.