About the Artist:
Artisan and basket-maker Paul St. John has a real connection with the elements of nature he depicts in his work. Paul currently lives in Maine, and his mother is Passamaquoddy. He grew up on the Mohawk lands in New York, his father's homeland. While porcupine quill and bead work are historically Maine Indian traditional crafts, not many Maine Indian craftspeople currently working use both quill and beads. In addition, quill work on coiled sweetgrass baskets is Paul St John's specialty.
American Indian designer Paul St. John combines glass beads and porcupine quills to create a stunning contemporary barrette. A flower design on the top of a feather is composed of red and green glass beads, with the central white part of the feather made of porcupine quills and the feather’s tip decorated with black glass beads. The leather is from Passamaquoddy lands near Perry, Maine.
This barrette is in wonderful condition. The metal clip on the backside of the barrette works wonderfully.
This beautiful barrette would be ideal for any woman’s outfit or for participation in a tribal ceremony. It could also be a wonderful gift for the special lady or young woman in your life. Finally, if you are a collector of Native American jewelry or artifacts, this contemporary barrette would be a marvelous addition to your collection.