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Ceremonial Cup (Food Service T&E)

  • CA NAN NAN_1978.210.001
  • Item
  • 1978-12-12

Local provenance. These style of cups would be used to celebrate the birth and death of family members. The Ceremonial cup would sand on the mantle place in each household.

Lee, Ed

Herb Grinder (Medical & Psychological T&E)

  • CA NAN NAN_1978.221.001 (a-d)
  • Item
  • 1978-12-13

Local. Herbalist store in Chinatown. Used by herbalist to pulverize heavier materials such as minerals when making remedies. According to Daphne Patterson, the wooden shoes should not be allowed to touch the floor but should rest on the axle of th...

Lee, Ed

Grinding Mill (Food Processing T&E)

  • CA NAN NAN_1978.222.001 (a-c)
  • Item
  • 1978-12-13

Local provenance. Finess of the grind could be controlled by inserting shims, such as felt, between the sotnes to increase or decrease the gap between the stones.

Lee, Ed

Decanter (Ceremonial Artifact)

  • CA NAN NAN_1979.211.001 (a-b)
  • Item

Local provenance. Used with ceremonial wine cups, one decanter used between two people. It would be placed on the mantle of a chinese household. Found in Nanaimo.

Lee, Ed

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