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A quilled tea cosy, both sides of where are show here, typically of the very elaborate quilling technique of the late to

Porcupine quill chair panel :   First Nations, Mi'kmaq  1840-1850 birchbark with dyed porcupine quill and spruce root 56 cm x 27 cm. Shown at New Brunswick Museum.

Porcupine quill chair panel : First Nations, Mi'kmaq birchbark with dyed porcupine quill and spruce root 56 cm x 27 cm. Shown at New Brunswick Museum.

Quill Basket (Oval Geometric design) by Lorraine Besito, Ojibwa (Saugeen) artist. Medium: birch bark, sweet grass, dyed porcupine quills. Shown at Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

Quill Basket (Oval Geometric design) by Lorraine Besito, Ojibwa (Saugeen) artist

First Nations; Mi'kmaq c 1870 dyed and natural porcupine quill, birchbark and spruce root 29 cm x 42 cm Webster Museum Foundation purchase, 1953 (1953.83 )

First Nations; Mi'kmaq c 1870 dyed and natural porcupine quill, birchbark and spruce root 29 cm x 42 cm Webster Museum Foundation purchase, 1953 )

Porcupine Quill Box-Oval Geometric- Star Fish by Melvin Losh (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe), 2011.

Porcupine Quill Box-Oval Geometric- Star Fish by Melvin Losh (Leech Lake Band of…

late 19th century quilled in vivid colors of red, magenta, blue, black, purple, and white, checked pattern along sides of lid and multicolored chevrons around body, length 5" x width 3".  Ex John W. Painter Collection; First People's Museum of the American Indian and Eskimo

late 19th century quilled in vivid colors of red, magenta, blue, black, purple, and white, checked pattern along sides of lid and multicolored chevrons around body, length 5" x width 3". Ex John W. Painter Collection; First People's Museum of the American Indian and Eskimo

A technique practiced for centuries in many parts of North America, quillwork was the primary form of decoration for the majority of tribes .

Title Mat Date 1870 ca. Physical Dimensions L: 18" W: 14" Identifier T0298 Description Micmac Quillwork Table Mat; Medium/Materials: Porcupine quills, birchbark, glass beads, silk ribbon;  Provenance: (1) Jay Leff. Pennsylvania.; (2) William E. Channing. Santa Fe, New Mexico.; (3) Eugene V. Thaw 15 March 1988.; Original Format Mat Coverage Maritime Provinces/New Brunswick/Nova Scotia, Canada Micmac Woodlands  http://collections.fenimoreartmuseum.org/items/show/1065

Title Mat Date 1870 ca. Physical Dimensions L: 18" W: 14" Identifier T0298 Description Micmac Quillwork Table Mat; Medium/Materials: Porcupine quills, birchbark, glass beads, silk ribbon; Provenance: (1) Jay Leff. Pennsylvania.; (2) William E. Channing. Santa Fe, New Mexico.; (3) Eugene V. Thaw 15 March 1988.; Original Format Mat Coverage Maritime Provinces/New Brunswick/Nova Scotia, Canada Micmac Woodlands http://collections.fenimoreartmuseum.org/items/show/1065