Huge Vintage Great Lakes Indian Quill Basket Box Birchbark Sweetgrass Manitoulin

Offered is large (8" across) vintage Great Lakes Indian Quill Basket Box with an intricate raised design.
This basket is an older one from Manitoulin Island, purchased from a woman who had bought quite a number of Manitoulin Island baskets from the 1940s-1980s.
I'm selling this "as is." It displays beautifully when placed on side with just the top showing, but it does show some wear. It would be great for someone who wants to repair the side quillwork. Please see pictures for an understanding of the issues.
There are only a few broken quills on the raised design and about five on the side of lid. The bottom does show quite a few missing or broken quills. It looks like someone tried to glue a few down.
Still a great collectible basket as it's rare to find one this large.
I'm happy to combine shipping on all collectibles. Sorry, however, that I can't combine books or other media items with collectibles due to media mail shipment restrictions.
Our Native American and First Nation items have been collected from various places--auctions, estate sales, pow wows and craft stores from our travels. Many of our Quill Boxes come from Manitoulin Island, where we spend part of each summer. We hate to let some of these items go but with our children in college, it's time to liquidate some of the collection and share our
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