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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

Ink Stamp (Printing T&E)

  • CA NAN NAN_1978.200.001
  • Item
  • 1978-12-11

Local provenance. - Used in local Chinese community to sen New Year's Greeting

Lee, Ed

Lion's Head Mask (Ceremonial Artifact)

  • CA NAN NAN_1973.006.001
  • Item
  • 1973-03-7

The mask was brought to Nanaimo in 1937 by a lion dance team from Vancouver. They were in Nanaimo raising money to support the Chinese effort in the Sino-Japanese War. The horn on the lion's head indicates that it was made in southern China...

Lee, Ed

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