Birchbark Purse with Scalloped Edging
Birchbark Purse with CoverThis large Birchbark Purse will hold lightweight essentials or look great in your collection. The artist used spruce root to bind the pieces of Birchbark together. He or she cut out scalloped pieces of Birchbark and attached them to the top of the Purse with more spruce root. Deerskin Leather Lacing holds the cover on and can be untied to open the Purse. A light coat of polyurethane gives it a bit of a shine. A piece of 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 Purse stands 9.5″ tall. The bottom measures approximately 12″ x 3″. The cover measures 7.25″ x 4.25″. We got this Purse in a collection. You will see two cracks on the bottom, but otherwise It is in very good condition! One of a Kind!
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