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Birch Bark Biting

Birchbark biting is a traditional art practice that was made by Nêhiyaw and Annishinaabe women.  They made these creations to compete with one another and to use as a template for quill designs. Angelique Merasty from the Peter Ballantyne band in northeast Saskatchewan elevated biting into an artform.  She learned from her mother Susan Ballantyne and by watching competitions among the women near Beaver Lake, SK.  I learned about this tradition through the late artist Ilona Stanely also known as Rainbow Woman, who was taught by Angelique Merasty.  

All prices includes GST and shipping in Canada only. If you want to purchase a piece, email me the item  you are interested in.  I accept etransfers to art.kcadams@gmail.com or 204-801-4858.

$90

BBBM01

Mosquito birch bark biting medallion, red and silver beads and red porcupine quills. All prices includes shipping in Canada only.

$90

BBBM02

Flower birch bark biting medallion, green and ivory beads. All prices includes shipping in Canada only.

$90

BBBM03

Dragonfly birch bark biting medallion, teal, silver and ivory beads.  All prices includes shipping in Canada only.

$90

BBBM04

Hawk birch bark biting medallion, red and brown beads. All prices includes shipping in Canada only.

$100

BBBE01

Flower birch bark biting matching earrings with brown and gold colored beads. All prices includes shipping in Canada only.

$115

BBBE02

Flower birch bark biting matching earrings with green, white and gold colored beads and porcupine quills. All prices includes shipping in Canada only.

$40

BBB01

10 cm length x 8.5 cm width, Eagle Feathers.

$30

BBB02

10 cm length x 6.5 cm width, Butterflies.

$50

BBB03

11 cm length x 6.5 cm width, Butterflies

$50

BBB04

13.5 cm length x 7.5 cm width, Spruce Grouse

$50

BBB05

11 cm length x 6.5 cm width, Flying overhead Eagles

$50

BBB06

13.5 cm length x 7.5 cm width, Four Flying Eagles and Butterflies

$30

BBB07

9 cm length x 6 cm 

$50

BBB08

10 cm length x 8.5 cm width, Four Directions

$50

BBB09

13.5 cm length x 7.5 cm width, Flower and Dragonflies

$50

BBB10

13.5 cm length x 7.5 cm width, Song Birds

$50

BBB11

10 cm length x 8.5 cm width, Drum and Dragonflies

$50

BBB12

13.5 cm length x 7.5 cm width, Flower and Butterflies

$60

BBB13

14 cm length x 11 cm width, Eight point star

$60

BBB14

14 cm length x 11 cm width, Flight

$60

BBB15

14 cm length x 11 cm width, Deer

$60

BBB16

14 cm length x 11 cm width, Hawks Flying

$60

BBB17

13 cm length x 8 cm width, Flowers and Dragonflies

$60

BBB18

11 cm length x 8 cm width, Four Directions