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Birchbark envelope

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Worked with polychrome porcupine quills in pink, red, blue, green, yelow and white. Border of sweet grass sewn with thread. On each side is a different pattern of flowers, leaves and buds. Around each is a border of small leaves. Lined with red-violet silk. Silk worn; some areas of embroidery...

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Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb

Native American (Eastern Woodlands, possibly Hur, 19th century

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Overall: 23 x 40 x 1.5 cm (9 1/16 x 15 3/4 x 9/16 in.)

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Birchbark, quill, and silk lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts