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Mel Losh, Ojibwe quill and bead artist

Mel Losh, Ojibwe quill and bead artist, wants to keep a dying tradition alive

Micmac Birch Bark and Porcupine Quill Lidded Basket : Lot 4

Micmac Birch Bark and Porcupine Quill Lidded Basket with Geometric Design, From the Forestry Museum - Seahawk Auctions

First Nations; Mi'kmaq c 1865 dyed and natural porcupine quill, birchbark and spruce root 11 cm x 8 cm x 8 cm Gift of the Estate of Sarah Hare, 1958 (1958.7 )

First Nations; Mi'kmaq c 1865 dyed and natural porcupine quill, birchbark and spruce root 11 cm x 8 cm x 8 cm Gift of the Estate of Sarah Hare, 1958 )

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Peabody Number: 25-5-10/98169 Inventory Description: Basket, birch bark base with quillwork, floral motif, coiled sweet grass sides Southeastern Ojibwa North America

Peabody Number: Inventory Description: Basket, birch bark base with quillwork, floral motif, coiled sweet grass sides Southeastern Ojibwa North America

First Nations; Mi'kmaq c 1870 dyed and natural porcupine quill, birchbark and spruce root 29 cm x 42 cm Webster Museum Foundation purchase, 1953 (1953.83 )

First Nations; Mi'kmaq c 1870 dyed and natural porcupine quill, birchbark and spruce root 29 cm x 42 cm Webster Museum Foundation purchase, 1953 )

The Eastern Woodland Farmers - Iroquois Moccasins

These Iroquois "shoes" let us take a glimpse into Iroquois life of 400 years ago. Seneca Iroquois glass bead and porcupine-quill decorated buckskin moccasins,

Porcupine quills stripped and shaped to make quill boxes

Quill work on birch bark was a long and tedious process but provided Ojibwe with baskets that were very important for.

Wow you guys, what an incredible find I saw on facebook today.  These are pictures of Quill baskets made by Mel Losh - Cass Lake Ojibwe.  Po...

Wow you guys, what an incredible find I saw on facebook today. These are pictures of Quill baskets made by Mel Losh - Cass Lake Ojibwe. Po...

late 19th century quilled in vivid colors of red, magenta, blue, black, purple, and white, checked pattern along sides of lid and multicolored chevrons around body, length 5" x width 3".  Ex John W. Painter Collection; First People's Museum of the American Indian and Eskimo

late 19th century quilled in vivid colors of red, magenta, blue, black, purple, and white, checked pattern along sides of lid and multicolored chevrons around body, length 5" x width 3". Ex John W. Painter Collection; First People's Museum of the American Indian and Eskimo

Life of a quiller!

Life of a quiller!

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