Fully Quilled Birchbark Box with Flower Design
This fully Quilled Box with Flower design is made from birchbark and sweetgrass. The artist used natural and green and red dyed quills to make the floral design. He or she also attached a bands of sweetgrass to the top and bottom of the lid and base. 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 3″ tall with the lid. The box measures 4.25″ in diameter. We got this Quilled Box with Flower from a collection. It will make a lovely display piece! One of a Kind!
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Read the Denver Art Museum Leaflet Birchbark and the Indian!