Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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round bark container
  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • round bark container, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Australia
  • tree bark, gum resin, plant fiber
  • Object Height/Diameter: 14 x 12.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/2 x 4 7/8 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3685

The round container is made from tree bark. It has a flat bottom. One strip of bark is sewn to the bottom with strips of plant fiber and are sewn at the side with strips of plant fibers. All seams are sealed with resin.