Offered is a beautiful Michigan (Odawa/Ottawa) Indian Quill Birch Bark and Sweetgrass Basket Box, featuring a rabbit just in time for Easter and spring. This is a beautiful quill box, measuring 3 1/8″ across and 2″ tall. It has all the hallmarks of the Ottawa/Odawa quill box makers from Michigan–making use of a scalloped edge around top design, using only natural quills, and using tan/white linen thread (rather than the black used by the artists in Canada). This is signed E. And the number #74, as well as the date of craftsmanship, 12-16-94. Could stand for Keshick, a family well known for quill box making, taught by the very talented Yvonne Keshick-Walker, or possibly Kiogima (the maiden name of the talented Susan Kiogima Shagonaby, another master quill artist from the 1950-70s). One lifted quill on bottom edge and about four broken/nicked under sweetgrass rim on bottom. A note: We’re all healthy here and are isolated and washing hands regularly. If you’re worried just leave your packages in a garage or porch area for a few days before opening. Thanks and be well. Most of the items we sell come from our personal collection gathered over the years from our travels, from Native powwows and craft stores, antique shops, auctions and estate sales. Now that our kids are in college and beyond, we are letting some items go so others can enjoy them. Then I’ll send you a combined invoice. Sorry for the expense, but I’ve had items lost overseas when mailing first class and don’t want to take the risk of losing items. I pack carefully and try to reuse materials to save on environmental impact. I often double-box items with smaller gift boxes collected from various thrift stores. I reuse all that I receive and hope you will make use of the ones that come in your packages. The item “Michigan Indian Quill Birch Sweetgrass Basket Box Easter Rabbit Native American” is in sale since Sunday, March 22, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Baskets”. The seller is “bokhandlar” and is located in Iowa City, Iowa. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Artisan: E. K.
- Provenance: Ownership History Not Available
- Origin: Michigan
- Tribal Affiliation: Odawa, Ottawa, Anishinaabe