Birch Bark Basketry

Christine Okerlund makes baskets from birch bark and decorates them with the quills of dead porcupines. Christine grew up in Glendale (a town close to Milwaukee), and said she always was interested in her Canadian Ojibwe heritage.  She took Native American Studies at UW-Milwaukee and a summer seminar in Rhinelander to learn quillwork. She is considered a Master at this craft. Christine will show how she makes her baskets and what they mean to her.

Wisconsin Folk Art – Christine Okerlund