Anishinaabe Quilled Birch Bark Basket
This birch bark basket with a floral design dates from the 1970’s. It is attributed to Susie Shagonaby, an Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) quill worker from Michigan. A photocopy of a typed letter about Ms. Shagonaby accompanies the basket.
The basket is in good condition with two small areas of quill loss on the edges of the basket (one visible in a photo). The flower on the cover is surrounded by raindrops, perhaps. There are two vertical lines where the birch bark shows through, though this appears to be intentional.
This is a wonderful example of Ojibwe quill work, with the natural colors of the quills only.
6 in. diameter x 2 1/4 in. high