Square Box and Cover
Arts of the Americas
Birchbark, porcupine quill
early 20th century
7 x 7 x 3 1/8 in. (17.8 x 17.8 x 7.9 cm) (show scale)
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Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks
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Micmac. Square Box and Cover, early 20th century. Birchbark, porcupine quill, 7 x 7 x 3 1/8 in. (17.8 x 17.8 x 7.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks, 43.201.160a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 43.201.160a-b_bw.jpg)
threequarter front, 43.201.160a-b_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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This is a decorative box with lid that was probably made for the tourist trade. Birchbark has been sewn with traditional porcupine quillwork in a floral pattern.
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