Small Heart Birchbark Basket - 20061

C$120.00
Availability: In stock

Handmade basket made by the Dene people of Fort Liard, small community near the legendary Nahanni National Park Reserve in the southwest corner of the Northwest Territories.

  • Artist: Rose Nande
  • Community: Dene
  • Height: 2" Width: 5" 
  • Materials: Quills, Birchbark

There are few steps into making a birchbark basket :

  • Scrape, sand the bark, cut the pattern, and draw the design - 4 hours
  • Sort and dye the quills - 3 hours
  • Quill the design - 4 hours
  • Gather and prepare (peeling, splitting, and trimming), spruce roots - 5 hours
  • Basting the basket together - 2 hours
  • Put the Basket together with the root - 2 hours

Total: 20.5 hours

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