In the museum we saw more amazing and beautiful artifacts than I can recollect or describe: of particular interest to me were the weavings (straw and fibre) which were of a startling precision and sophistication; as one exhibit legend remarked, it was difficult for early Anglo travellers to believe that Haida cloth and basketry had been made by hand and not by machine, because it was so perfect and regular. Our jaws dropped more than once at the high level of skill, technique and design demonstrated in jewelry, clothing, utensils, funerary boxes, etc. But perhaps my favourite exhibit (where cameras were fortunately permitted) was the Canoe Shed.
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