Dene Basket – Squirrel by Marie Kotchea


This charming basket was crafted by Marie Kotchea in Fort Laird, Northwest Territories. Traditional baskets from the region were used for storing food and supplies. This is durable enough to use, but can also be displayed as an original work of art. Crafted of birchbark, willow strips, spruce root strips, moosehide ties and porcupine quills, it measures 7″ x 4″ (17 cm x 10 cm).