54 objects – number five

January 31, 2012

Ojibwa Carved Sumac Owl

In the summer of 2010 my spouse and I took a road trip to Manitoulin Island to celebrate our 5th anniversary. On that trip we hiked for hours, attended the Sheguiandah Pow Wow, toured the whole island by car and stayed at the lovely The Queen’s Inn in Gore Bay. Manitoulin Island is home to six Native Indian communities making the island rich in native cultural.

Our little Sumac Owl was the only thing we purchased on the trip. It was hand carved by Ojibwa wood carver, Marshal Nadjiwan from the Cape Croker Reserve in Ontario.

The owl currently resides in our dining room on top of an antique record player and it is a wonderful reminder of our summer of 2010.