Lorraine Besito, Ojibwa Basket Maker
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Ojibwa artist Lorraine Besito skillfully fashions baskets made of porcupine quills. One of the few native artists who is still making quill boxes is Lorraine Besito. Lorraine was born on the Parry Island Reserve and has been doing quillwork since she was a girl. Her mother first taught her the craft. She and her daughters collect all the necessary materials to create the boxes. Lorraine and her daughters are the only ones on her reserve who do any type of quillwork. They live on the Saugeen Reserve near Southampton, Ontario.