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April 29, 2013

Birchbark makak

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Birchbark makak

Birchbark makak with a braided basswood handle made by Margaret Hill of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians no later than 2009. The makak’s rim is woven into a vertical zig-zag pattern with blue fibers. Directly beneath the blue fibers is a zig-zag border cut out of a darker color birchbark. The makak’s lid has the same vertical woven pattern around its edge. A circular piece of birchbark with a zig-zag edge decorates the center; a birchbark handle attaches to the top.

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