From Manitoulin Island, Ontario, and a part of the Ojibwe First Nation, Marjorie Spanish created this beautiful cardinal scene using tufting techniques and dyed quills. Tufting is the incredibly difficult process used to give the quills a three-dimensional look that brings the piece to life. This cardinal is a beautiful example of that, seemingly nestled into the crook of a tree branch and surrounded by pine needles.
Title: Tufted Cardinal Quill Box
Artist: Marjorie Spanish
Community: First Nations
Size: 3.25" X 4.25" oval; 3.5" tall
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...