Pen wipe


Catalogue Number: HBC 005-34

Category: T&E for Communication

Classification: Written Communication T&E

Sub-Classification: Writing Accessories

Object Term: Wiper, Pen




Product Description

Pen wipes were often made by Victorian women as small gifts for a special someone. Pen nibs were wiped clean on the inner layer while the decorative cover showed off a woman’s needlework skills.  This pen wipe was made by a Cree woman at York Factory during the late 19th or early 20th century.  The use of silkwork embroidery on caribou hide is an excellent example of the blending of cultural traditions that occurred during the fur trade.

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Adopt this embroidered pen wipe for the holiday season today!

$50 Artifacts include:

  • 1 year adoption
  • Certificate & photo
  • Tax receipt for $50