Hidden Elements

Tools and Birchbark Collectibles > Containers

In the native cultures, birch bark was used for many purposes beyond canoes and transportation. These include baskets and containers for water, grains and many other uses. They were often decorated with bark etchings, or more elaborate ornamentation using dyed porcupine quill designs and sweet grass bandings. The bark containers shown here are all made with traditional patterns and methods.

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