Four Views of a Flowered Quill Box


This is a quill box created in 1985 by Delia Beboning of the Ojibwe. She lives on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada, and her has been displayed across the globe. The box is made from birch bark, dyed porcupine quills, and sweetgrass, and is in the shape of a heart with two flowers on the lid. The designs are tight and fluid and are made with a high level of skill. It is in remarkable shape for its age, which also displays the skilled craftswomanship of Delia Beboning.


Carolyn Faulkner, Louis Kelley