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Porcupine Quill Box with Ebonized Wood & Bone

$ 1,100.00 $ 950.00
SKU: 7P29PX

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)

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