Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

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Comb

  • CA KMS KMS_DA-973-610-001
  • Item

The main frame of the comb is in a sort of C shape. The curved back has a slight trough running down its middle which two rectangular flat ends. Attached to the inside of the curved piece are the thin teeth of the comb. The top which is attached t...

Shoe

  • CA KMS KMS_DA-969-001-086a-b
  • Item

Main structure of these shoes is made out of inter woven straw material which creates the base of the shoe and also the covering over the toes. The bottom of the shoe has a piece of presumably raw leather or animal hide stitched into place with pi...

Shoe

  • CA KMS KMS_DA-979-161-001a-b
  • Item

This object is a pair of silk and cloth shoes with decorative embroidery on the sides. The shoes are like flats with a think unfinished leather base that is rounded in the front and back. Running around the outside of the sole and across the middl...

Skirt

  • CA KMS KMS_DA-977-762-003
  • Item

The inside of this skirt has no lining except for the yellow silk backing on the black silk fabric that is the border of the skirt. The black silk fabric creates a thick border around the main mustard colored silk fabric that makes up the rest of ...

Bottle, Hot-water

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-970-034-001
  • Item

The main body of the object is made of a silver type of metal which is a large oval in shape. Running around the edge of the hot water bottle is a small lipped edge making the top and the bottom look like separate pieces. On the top and bottom the...

Fan

  • CA KMS KMS_DA-974-066-003
  • Item

The main skeleton of the object is made up of long thin rectangular pieces of bamboo which are layered over one another and nailed together at the bottom of the handle. The main two piece of the fans frame are slightly wider than the rest of the w...

Figurine, Bird

  • CA KMS KMS_DA-973-416-018
  • Item

The main structure of the bird figurine is made of pieces of wire which are covered in different colored plastic covering. The bird's feet are made of this wire covered in black plastic. The wings and the tail are also framed with these wires...

Box

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-249-001a-k
  • Item

The base of this object is in an octagonal shape that is a shiny black color with a slight lip around its top edge where the lid sits. The object is slightly raised on square feet which are situated at each pointed intersections of the octagon. In...

Lantern

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-236-001
  • Item

Black plastic dragons form frame of the lantern with their heads at the top and stick like bodies creating the outer and inner structure of the object. Inserted between the inner and outer plastic frame pieces is a large piece of cloth which is wr...

Key

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-562-001
  • Item

This object is a skeleton key that is made of an aluminum alloy. The main body of the key is thin and cylindrical with the tip being slightly smaller than the rest of the body. The end of the key is oval shaped with two circular holes stamped thro...

Mirror

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-547-001
  • Item

The frame of this mirror is made out of a plastic type material which is mainly teal in color but has some red and clear splotches on its surface also. The bottom of the frame has two flat feet with a rounded curve in between them. The sides of th...

Headrest

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-262-001
  • Item

The feet of the head rest are made of two square pieces of wood which have notches cut out of the top two corners. In these notches rest two rectangular beams which are nailed into the feet and have beveled ends. These beams run lengthwise. Nailed...

Brush, Paint

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-975-023-005a-b
  • Item

A: The main body of the object is made from a light brown/yellow colored wood that is possibly bamboo. The handle is cylindrical with a hole in the end. In the top of the cylindrical piece of wood there are short bristles inserted which make up th...

Container

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-974-067-010
  • Item

This object is a small circular clear glass dish which has a flat bottom. The bottom and sides of the dish are smooth glass with ridges running around the outside just below the lip. The lip of the object is a glass ring which protrudes slightly o...

Abacus

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-260-001
  • Item

This object has a rectangular dark brown wooden frame that is open in the center except for one bar which runs lengthwise across the frame just below the center. Drilled into the inner part of the frame are small holes into which are inserted crea...

Brush, Paint

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-239-001a-b
  • Item

A: The main body of the object is made from a light brown/yellow colored wood that is possibly bamboo. The handle is cylindrical with a hole in the end. In the top of the cylindrical piece of wood there are short bristles inserted which make up th...

Brush, Paint

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-975-023-009
  • Item

The main body of the object is made from brown wood that is possibly bamboo. The handle is cylindrical with a hole in the end. In the top of the cylindrical piece of wood there are short bristles inserted which make up the tip of the brush. The br...

Cutter, Glass

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-559-001
  • Item

This object is made of one continuous piece of metal part of which is painted red the rest of which is exposed. The handle of the object has a small sphere on the end out of which comes a thin cylindrical stick this flattens out midway up the hand...

Duster

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-322-001
  • Item

The handle of the object is made from a cylindrical piece of wood that is smooth with a shiny finish and has rounded ends. The top half of the handle has a slot inserted down its middle. Inserted into the slot is a triangular piece of brass connec...

Brush, Paint

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-975-023-006
  • Item

The main body of the object is made from wood that is possibly bamboo and has been painted a dark green/black color. The handle is cylindrical and on the end is attached a white piece of plastic as a cap. In the top of the cylindrical piece of woo...

Cleaver

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-974-099-021
  • Item

The handle of the object is made cylindrical piece of wood that is dark brown and has grooves running horizontally around it. The handle is flat on the bottom and a small piece of metal can be seen inserted into the center. Pressed over the top of...

Game, Mahjong

  • CA KMS KMS_DE-973-403-001a-e
  • Item

This object is made from a red colored wood which as a glossy finish. The object is rectangular in shape and cubed. On the top and sides of the object in the corners is metal plating with a fancy design of swirls attached. This plating is on the t...

Lantern

  • CA KMS KMS_DE-973-059-003b
  • Item

Hand painted, paper screen lantern with wooden top and base into which the metal frame which holds the paper mesh are attached. Both pieces of wood are painted red; the bottom has a painted gold band. There is a yellow tassel hanging from the bott...

Block, Chopping

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-980-060-001
  • Item

The main body of this object is a circular piece of wood which is presumably part of small tree stump or branch. The top and bottom of the wood are flat and the curved edges are smooth besides a few dents and scratches. There is a notch that was m...

Comb

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-977-582-001
  • Item

This object is a thin rectangular comb which has two rounded corners. The comb is made from a silver colored aluminum and the top half is solid metal. The bottom half of the cone has tiny slits running through the metal creating many tiny teeth do...

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