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Description
Box made of porcupine quills. The base is dark-stained wood, possibly ebony, and there is a sliding lid. The sides are made from porcupine quills. Decorated with small pieces of inset shell or ivory.
Media/Materials
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Organic/Animal
Organic/Animal/Shell
Accession No
1969.193.4
Credit Line
Box [Porcupine quill box], 1969.193.4. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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That box I believe to be made of ebony wood, the white insets are ivory & correctly it is decorated with porcupine quills. I may still own a damaged one that we kept our marjong set back in the 1950's.

- NLB Broadley

Posted on 05-06-2020 08:12:34

That box I believe to be made of ebony wood, the white insets are ivory & correctly it is decorated with porcupine quills. I may still own a damaged one that we kept our marjong set back in the 1950's.

- NLB Broadley

Posted on 05-06-2020 08:12:02