Back and Seat of Chair with White, Purple, Green, Orange and Black Quilled Star Design
Arts of the Americas
Porcupine quills, birchbark
Back: 15 1/2 × 9 3/4 × 1/4 in. (39.4 × 24.7 × 0.6 cm)
Seat: 12 13/16 × 14 3/16 × 1/4 in. (32.5 × 36 × 0.6 cm) (show scale)
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Plains (unidentified) (Native American). Back and Seat of Chair with White, Purple, Green, Orange and Black Quilled Star Design, 19th century. Porcupine quills, birchbark, Back: 15 1/2 × 9 3/4 × 1/4 in. (39.4 × 24.7 × 0.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 09.867a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 09.867a-b_acetate_bw.jpg)
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This type of quilled article is a prime example of the ingenuity of the artist to take traditional materials, quills, normally used in bags and clothing decoration and fashion a new item for the trade markets. The seat cushion reflects the Victorian mode of seat cushions used in non-Native homes of the period.
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