Birchbark Container Round with Geometric Etchings
Round Etched Birchbark Container with CoverSOLD This Etched Birchbark Container features light geometric designs on the sides and cover. The artist etched the designs on the back of the Birchbark while it was still green. As it dried, the image darkened. You will see a sun-like design on the cover and diamond shapes on the sides. He used dyed spruce root to hold the container together. Pieces of spruce branch add stability to the container. The artist made the cover with two pieces of Birchbark. On the top, he used spruce root to attach a handle made of a piece of Birchbark. The cover is very sturdy and you can take it completely off the container.
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. This Container stands 3″ tall. The bottom measures 3.25″ in diameter. The cover measures 4″ in diameter. We got this container from a collection. It will make a lovely display piece! One of a Kind!
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