Details: Beautifully handcrafted, ebonized birchwood box . The quill work and inlaid bone evoke a genuine connection with Native American Culture. The primitive, yet detailed work and natural elements of this piece would delight any collector and is a beautiful addition to any home decor.
Dimensions: 8"W x 6"D x 3"H. (Inside Storage 7"W x 4.75"D x 1.75 "H)
History: Originally Porcupine quills were most common on rawhide & tanned hides. Quilled birch wood boxes became a popular trade item to sell to European-Americans among Eastern and Great Lakes tribes, during the 19th Century. Quill work was used to create and decorate a variety of Native American items for men and women, such as clothing, coats, moccasins & accessories, such as this specimen.
Condition: The Quill Box is in great condition. Some of the inlaid bone pieces are missing. A couple of the quills are slightly damaged. (See photos)