Mi’kmaq Quill Box

Mi’kmaq Quill Box
Mi’kmaq Quill Box Mi’kmaq Quill Box Mi’kmaq Quill Box Mi’kmaq Quill Box Mi’kmaq Quill Box

Mi’kmaq Quill Box

Ref: 5182

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Mid-19th century Mi'kmaq quill-decorated box. Rectangular pine box with domed birchbark top, all-over decoratived with naturally-dyed porcupine quills and spruce root. Boxes of this age and shape in particular are difficult to find in decent condition due to the stress at the 90-degree corners, as well as to the domed top. This example has fared better than most. The box does have some quill and spruce root loss, as well as a repair to the inside of one corner of the lid, but remains a good hardy survivor that displays well. See additional photos for condition. 

Dimensions: 5.5"x4.5"x4"


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