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These cut out designs represent plants, animals or dream scenes important to the northeastern woodland Native American. Cut-outs were used as templates in bark container etching. Cut-outs were also used in combination with beadwork. Cutouts were made from thin but stiff pieces of birch bark paper. Symmetry is achieved by first moistening and folding the bark before cutting it.

Images adapted from Densmore 1974

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