Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Salish (Flathead) peoples
  • lid, late 1800s–mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, cedar root, bear grass, horsetail root, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Diameter: 2.5 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 x 5 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1057

This is a round lid made of cedar bark fibers, with light bear grass fibers covering the top. The dark horsetail root fibers form open cross designs decorating the top surface.