Crafted by the hands of Lorraine Besito, of the Saugeen First Nations, this three-inch quill box displays an eagle surrounded by a natural porcupine quill border. The birchbark background only helps frame the eagle, bringing the piece together. A powerful symbol in most Native American cultures, this eagle quill box is beautiful and is no exception to Lorraine’s skill.
Title: Eagle Quill Box
Artist: Lorraine Besito
Community: Saugeen First Nations
Size: 3" Diameter
Materials: Birchbark, Porcupine Quills, Sweetgrass, thread
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