Birch bark artwork

Birch bark artwork


Catalogue Number: H4-2-353

Category: Communication Artifacts

Classification: Art

Object Term: Artwork



Product Description

Birch bark biting is a traditional First Nations art form often practised by women as a social activity. Pieces are created by biting into thin folded sheets of birch bark. The resulting patterns could also act as templates for beadwork or quillwork designs. The beauty of the ‘transparency’ is enhanced when held up to the sunlight.  Cree artist Angelique Merasty learned the art form as a young woman from her mother Susan Ballantyne. Angelique’s early designs were geometric but she later developed her own style, skillfully introducing flower, bird, bee, and butterfly images.

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Adopt this incredible piece of birch bark artwork for the holiday season today!

$225 Artifact adoption includes:

  • 1 year adoption
  • Certificate & photo
  • Personal story/description explaining what the artifact means to you
  • Tax receipt for $225
  • Invite to Annual Event