Very rare MicMac/Mi'kmaq (Canadian Spelling) beaded pouch. Beautiful beadwork designs are very similar on both sides of this piece.
This is a porcupine quill on birch bark box with spruce root wrapped side rings and a cedar wood bottom There are porcupine quill designs in the spruce root wrapping on the sides of the round box.
This is 3.5" in diameter and 2.5" high. The condition is nearly perfect with 3 quills missing from the top of the box and only one of spruce root wraps broken (but not missing).
This MicMac quillwork box dates between 1860-1880. It is in near perfect condition. The "8 Legged Starfish" design on the top of the lid is a traditional and beloved MicMac quillwork design.
A vintage modified MicMac (Mi'kmaq Canadian spelling) acorn basket with orange, lavender and yellow.