BIRCH BARK QUILL DECORATED TRAY
Porcupine quill embroidered four lobed birch bark tray with unusual quill and root sectional binding, spruce root bound edges.
Ojibwa, Ontario, circa late 19th C
Elegantly applied dyed porcupine quill floral spray, twig and leaf design. An early example based on its use of root for binding
Some root edge loss and slight fading.