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Porcupine Quill Embroidery

January 22, 2012


PORCUPINE    GAG One unusual forest dweller is a creature which waddles when it walks, runs from nothing and never starves. It has feet like a bear, claws like a badger, teeth like a beaver and inner fur like the wool of a sheep. Porcupines normally have between twenty to thirty thousand quills, constantly growing […]

Birch Bark Baskets

January 22, 2012


BIRCH BARK BASKETS    WIIGWAASI-MAKAK An ancient art form, born somewhere in the depths of the birch forest generations ago, continues to survive into the modern world. There is still great interest in the construction and decoration of birch bark baskets.         Birch bark baskets are generally made from a single sheet […]