Birchbark Container with Wolf Etchings
Handmade Wolf Etched Birchbark ContainerThis Birchbark Container features Wolf etchings on the front and the cover. The artist etched the designs on the back of the Birchbark while it was still green. As it dried, the image darkened. The artist used spruce root to hold the container together. He made the cover with two pieces of Birchbark. The cover is very sturdy and you can take it completely off the container. A spruce branch around the top adds stability to the container. A light coat of polyurethane gives it a bit of a shine. A piece of Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing serves as a carrying handle.
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 6.5″ tall. The bottom measures approximately 5.5" x 4.5". The cover measures 6.5″ x 5.5". We got this Container in a collection. It is in very good condition! One of a Kind!
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