Quilled Pouch

Native American, Mi'kmaq


Height x length: 16.5 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm (6 1/2 x 6 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Birch bark, dyed porcupine quills, colored silk, white beads

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Mi’kmaq pouch or bag with birch bark ground embroidered with geometric designs in dyed porcupine quills, colored silk, and white bead borders


By 1993, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Murray Threipland, Fingask Castle, Perth, Scotland; April 26-28, 1993, Fingask Castle sale, Christie’s, Scotland, lots 492-494, to James Frank, LaJolla, CA; consigned by James Frank to John Molloy, New York; 2013, sold by John Molloy to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 2013)

Credit Line

Partial gift of James Frank and the Frank B. Bemis Fund and Hilsinger Janson Fund for Native American Art