It's rare to find them this large these days. This probably dates to first half of 20th Century.
Not as many quill box artists use the large quills to stitch the sweetgrass rim on anymore. More make use of thread. This shows some age-related wear. All of the quills on top design (except for those to hold on sweetgrass rim) and most of those on the criss-cross design on sides are intact. A few broken or missing here and there, especially the large quills that are used to stitch sweetgrass on.The bottom appears to have been reinforced with glue. Still a wonderful example of Great Lakes Indian quill work. Most of the items we sell come from our personal collection gathered over the years from our travels, from Native powwows and craft stores, antique shops, auctions and estate sales. We specifically collect quill boxes, often from the quill box makers on Manitoulin Island, where we spend part of each summer. Now that our kids are in college and beyond, we are letting some items go so others can enjoy them. Then I'll send you a combined invoice. Sorry, but I can't hold items for more than a week. Sorry for the expense, but I've had items lost overseas when mailing first class and don't want to take the risk of losing items. I pack carefully and try to reuse materials to save on environmental impact. I often double-box items with smaller gift boxes collected from various thrift stores.
I reuse all that I receive and hope you will make use of the ones that come in your packages. The item "Large Great Lakes Indian Quill Birch Bark Sweetgrass Basket Box Native American" is in sale since Thursday, November 21, 2019.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Baskets". The seller is "bokhandlar" and is located in Iowa City, Iowa. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.