Birchbark Container with Bears & Feathers
Etched Birchbark Container with Bear & Feather DesignsEtched Bears and Feather designs decorate this Birchbark Container. The artist created a Bear scene on one side with large Feathers on each side. On the top, he etched another Bear surrounded by a floral garland. The artist etched the designs on the back of the Birchbark while it was still green. As it dried, the image darkened. He used spruce root to hold the container together. A spruce branch adds stability to the top of the container. The artist made the cover with two pieces of Birchbark. The cover is very sturdy and you can take it completely off the container. A light coat of polyurethane gives it a bit of a shine.
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 8.5″ tall. The bottom measures 8″ x 6". The cover measures 8.5″ x 7.5". This container came from a collection. It will look fabulous in your home as part of your collection or storing small light items. One of a Kind!
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