These Birchbark baskets are produced by the Dene people of Fort Liard, known as " the tropics of the north". This is a small community near legendary Nahanni National Park Reserve in the southwest corner of the Northwest Territories.
Birchbark is cut into patterns which are decorated either with dyed porcupine quills or by scraping away layers of the bark. A willow frame is placed around the top of the basket, then sewn into place with thin strips of white spruce root, using an awl to punch holes.
Each article is made from material fathered in the area and is produced in the homes of the local Dene people. Many hours are spent creating this one of a kind handmade basket.
Due to being handcrafted, design and colours may vary slightly.
- Dimensions: 8.5" H x 6" W x 6" L
- Made in Canada.
- Each piece is signed by artist.