Haida Tattoo Kit 1883

Paint stone for grinding lignite

"Haida Tattoo Kit" collected by J.G. Swan, Massett, BC, July, 1883.  Implement #181.

Swan wrote, "Paint stone for grinding lignite for painting or for Tattooing. For paint, ground with salmon eggs & for tattooing, ground with water".

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