Native American (Micmac)
Object Place: Nova Scotia, Canada
11.43 x 19.68 x 12.7 cm (4 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 5 in.)
Medium or Technique
Birch bark, porcupine quills, grass, and reed
Not On View
Lidded oval box made of birch bark with a wooden bottom attached by iron tacks. It is decorated with porcupine quill embroidery; the lid edge is decorated with split spruce root and quill with sweet grass bound along the upper edge. The quill colors are purple, red, black, green, yellow, and natural white (undyed).
Purchased by Mrs. C. P. Davidson (Olive Sheldon Davidson). To her daughter, Mrs. William H. Dennen. Gift of Mrs. William H. Dennon in 1992.
Gift of Professor and Mrs. William H. Dennen