Beadwork & Quillwork by Monica Jo Raphael
Size: 2” in diameter
Category: Beadwork & Quillwork
Tribal Affiliation: Anishinaabe-Lakota
Woodland porcupine quillwork on birch bark earrings using a needle awl, tweezers, small scissors and thread. Materials; spring birch bark harvested on the Lake Michigan shoreline, artist harvested porcupine quills washed, dried and dyed using plants using plants, food and commercial dyes, traditional brain tanned smoked deer hide, size 13 Czech charlotte 24k gold cut beads, 4mm semi precious tourmaline beads and gold filled earring wires. All natural materials were traditionally harvested and processed by artist.