Caribou hide, eagle feathers, porcupine quills, sinew, ochre; L 76 cm, W 37 cm
Quivers for carrying arrows were made from tanned caribou or moose hide. Many were highly decorated with fringe, quillwork, beadwork and painted images of hunters and prey. They also served as a record to tell a story of particular hunting accomplishments. This particular quiver features images of oceangoing skin boats and kayaks as well as two hunters on snowshoes.
Collection: Furuhjelm Collection, Hameenlinna High School (Hameen Lyseon Lukio)
Image: © Marcus Lepola/Hameen Lyseon Lukio