Through the use of natural materials like Birchbark, sweetgrass, and porcupine quills, Lorraine Besito, of the Saugeen First Nations, created a wonderful piece here, with a resting chickadee. Through the use of the incredibly difficult technique, called “tufting,” which creates a three-dimensional landscape when working with quills, Lorraine brought this beautiful chickadee to life! She also surrounded it with a natural birchbark border, pulling the piece together, and making the chickadee stand out!
Title: Tufted Chickadee Quill Box
Artist: Lorraine Besito
Community: Saugeen First Nations
Size: 3" Diameter
Materials: Birchbark, Porcupine Quills, Sweetgrass, thread
Title: Black Bear Quill BoxArtist: Steven PangowishSize: 3" X 4" oval; 3" tallMaterials: Birchbark, Porcupine Quills, Sweetgrass, thread
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...
Lorraine Besito held nothing back with this incredible quill box, depicting a bold red, three-dimensional thistle flower. Through the use of the tufting technique, an incredibly difficult task, Lorraine brings this flower to life. With a natural birch bark background, as well as green leaves...