Ojibwe Birch Bark Basket with Lid

$189.00

 

A lovely example of birch bark basketry from the Great Lakes region.  This is an authentic Ojibwe example of fiber art.

Birch bark baskets are generally made from a single sheet of bark that is cut from a pattern, folded, punched with an awl and stitched using spruce root. A rim is added to support and strengthen the top and then lashed with inner cedar bark. Baskets may be decorated with designs by either etchings or quill embroidery.

DETAILS: 

Artist: Unknown

Size: 6" x 5 1/2" at top of lid by 5 x 5 1/2" at bottom x 6 3/4" tall

Materials: Birch Bark

Condition: Preowned and great!

The time to gather Wiigwaas (Birch bark) is in late June /early July.  This is a long time tradition of Ojibwe people in the great lakes region.

Birch is one of the most important resources of the people; it was used for every day survival. Birch bark was essential for making wigwams (dwellings), making containers of all kinds, cooking, gathering water, making canoes, and in burials. The bark of the birch tree is versatile and beautiful. 

$189.00

 

A lovely example of birch bark basketry from the Great Lakes region.  This is an authentic Ojibwe example of fiber art.

Birch bark baskets are generally made from a single sheet of bark that is cut from a pattern, folded, punched with an awl and stitched using spruce root. A rim is added to support and strengthen the top and then lashed with inner cedar bark. Baskets may be decorated with designs by either etchings or quill embroidery.

DETAILS: 

Artist: Unknown

Size: 6" x 5 1/2" at top of lid by 5 x 5 1/2" at bottom x 6 3/4" tall

Materials: Birch Bark

Condition: Preowned and great!

The time to gather Wiigwaas (Birch bark) is in late June /early July.  This is a long time tradition of Ojibwe people in the great lakes region.

Birch is one of the most important resources of the people; it was used for every day survival. Birch bark was essential for making wigwams (dwellings), making containers of all kinds, cooking, gathering water, making canoes, and in burials. The bark of the birch tree is versatile and beautiful. 

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