Birchbark envelope

Native American (Eastern Woodlands, possibly Huron)
19th century

Object Place: USA


Overall: 23 x 40 x 1.5 cm (9 1/16 x 15 3/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Birchbark, quill, and silk lining

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Worked with polychrome porcupine quills in pink, red, blue, green, yelow and white. Border of sweet grass sewn with thread. On each side is a different pattern of flowers, leaves and buds. Around each is a border of small leaves. Lined with red-violet silk. Silk worn; some areas of embroidery worn. Quillwork.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb