Wabanaki Maliseet Birch Bark Fiddlehead Fern Earth Effigy Aron Griffith

$325.00

Aron Griffith Fiddlehead Fern Mother Earth Effigy

Aron Griffith, Maliseet artist, creates earth effigies from birch bark with various designs. While they are often called dolls, Aron further describes them as tributes to Mother Earth and the gifts she offers us. The birch tree has long provided Northeast Woodland Indians with material for containers as well as canoes. Inside the doll is a small ear of corn, representing the sustenance provided by Mother Earth.

The design on this doll is of is of fiddlehead ferns, a valuable spring food source for Northeast woodlands tribes, including the Wabanaki people. On the doll’s back is a pack holding sage, evergreen leaves, and a birch bark feather.

6 3/4 inches high x 7 3/4 inches wide x 2 1/2 inches deep

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Aron Griffith Fiddlehead Fern Mother Earth Effigy

Aron Griffith, Maliseet artist, creates earth effigies from birch bark with various designs. While they are often called dolls, Aron further describes them as tributes to Mother Earth and the gifts she offers us. The birch tree has long provided Northeast Woodland Indians with material for containers as well as canoes. Inside the doll is a small ear of corn, representing the sustenance provided by Mother Earth.

The design on this doll is of is of fiddlehead ferns, a valuable spring food source for Northeast woodlands tribes, including the Wabanaki people. On the doll’s back is a pack holding sage, evergreen leaves, and a birch bark feather.

6 3/4 inches high x 7 3/4 inches wide x 2 1/2 inches deep

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in
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