Offered is nice antique Northeastern Micmac Mi'kmaq Birch Bark Wood and Quill Box from the late 1800s/early 1900s. This is the old style with spruce root stitches around edges and a geometric pattern with natural dyed quills. It measures 5" by 3". Beautiful old basket/box that does show some expected age/wear.The lid has warped a bit and there is a small vertical crack in side of lid that has been stitched with thread. The base itself is still solid. Quite a few quills are missing on the top.
The sides are still pretty good with scattered quill loss. These are getting harder and harder to find. 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 "Antique Micmac Mi'kmaq Native American Birch Wood Quill Basket Box First Nation" is in sale since Sunday, July 11, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Baskets".The seller is "bokhandlar" and is located in Iowa City, Iowa. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.