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Accession # 1991.005
Catalog Number 1991.005.149
Object Name Basket
Condition Fair
Description A small hexagon shaped birchbark basket with quill motifs. The basket is seven pieces of birchbark sewn together. The quill motifs are all around sides, they are both flower and star motifs, the quills are dyed green, yellow, red, orange and purple. The basket narrows at the bottom. The top edge is scalloped. There is sweetgrass on all the edges with black thread woven through. There is one piece of thread woven through at the bottom, purpose unknown.
Material Birchbark/Sweetgrass/Quills/Thread
Dimensions H-10 Dia-14 cm
Search Terms Birch bark basket
Sweetgrass Basket
quill
Dyed Quills
Design
Ojibway