Basket Quilled Birchbark with Green Eye
Fully Quilled Birchbark Box with Green Eye DesignThis fully Quilled Birchbark Basket has a Green Eye design on the lid. The artist used green dyed quills to make the eye and natural quills on the rest of the box. He or she also attached a band of sweetgrass to the bottom of the lid. This vintage piece has some quill loss but is sturdy and is still in good condition.
Birchbark containers are traditional containers made from the bark of birch trees. They are typically used by Indigenous people in North America for storing and transporting food, clothing, and other items. The porcupine quills are flattened and then dyed before attaching them to the outside of the box. This Container stands 2.5″ tall with the lid. The bottom measures 3.75″ in diameter and the cover measures 4″ in diameter. We got this Quilled Birchbark Basket with Green Eye from a collection. It will make a lovely display piece! One of a Kind!
Shop for Baskets
Read the Denver Art Museum Leaflet Birchbark and the Indian!
This item has sold but we have archived it for reference purposes. You may find a similar item available at WanderingBull.com. Please click on the links below to see what we have currently in stock.
SKU: 2222-003-450Shop for Vintage Collectibles