Our selection of Anishinaabe Porcupine Quill Boxes has always been a source of pride for us here at Long Ago & Far Away. At this time we have just one (spectacular) piece available and are actively seeking more items in this category to offer you. Be in touch if you have any ideas!!! Thanks.
These impressive treasures are the masterpieces of the Anishinaabe First Nation's women from Grant's childhood home on the Manitoulin Island in northern Lake Huron and adjacent Georgian Bay, as well as the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Northern Michigan. Many of the designs used in recent times have been brought forward from those of the Mi'kmaq First Nations people of the Northeastern Woodlands and Atlantic region.
Our hand-picked offerings here represent the spectrum of styles and levels of intricacy now being made by the very few practitioners of this difficult craft. Remember that the pieces you will see here are the end result of a journey that includes gathering materials, preparing and treating those materials, and then planning and executing a design that is artistic and evocative.