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Quill Box made with Birch Bark and Porcupine Quills

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Native American Baskets230 of 280Old Alaskan Tlingit Basket with the names  "Nellie" and "Leonteen" Woven Into ItTohono  O'odham Basket
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Posted 5 years ago


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I got this Quill Box about 3 years ago, probably made by a Native American of the Eastern Woodland tribes. Designs used were often floral, reflecting the rich plant life of Natives in the eastern Woodlands; common floral designs include five-petal flowers, plant and tree leaves, strawberry plants. It is made of Birch Bark, Sweet Grass is used for the rim of the lid and rim of the box. Porcupine quills are used for the design on top of the lid. It is about 4 inches in diameter and the same for height. It has no damage, one missing red quill on top and is holding together great for something probably made around the 1930's or so. I have many quill boxes and baskets in my collection. I have also given many to my Mom, she loves these baskets. Enjoy the pictures.


  1. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 5 years ago
    Thanks! I have quite a few quill boxes. I have given most of them to my mom, I have 6 here with me in my curio cabinet. I have baskets all over the place
  2. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 5 years ago
    Actually, she has more. I see something that jumps out at me and I get it. But I have a really small place, she has alot more room. So, I give alot to her.

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