Porcupine Quill Basket

 

 

 

 

 

MicMac Lidded Porcupine Quill Basket

An early 20th century birch bark oval basket with the entire surface embroidered with natural and dyed porcupine quills.

Though quill decoration on bark was known to all groups of Native Americans living in the range of porcupine, a few groups of eastern Woodland Natives are particularly well known for decoration on birch bark, “…Micmac quilled boxes sets the standard for the craft.”.