Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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birch bark basket
  • unknown Penawapskewi (Penobscot) maker
  • birch bark basket, early-mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or Canada
  • birch bark, plant fiber, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 x 13 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 3/4 x 5 1/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2147

The folded birch bark basket has a rectangular base and a small wooden splint around the top edge. It has incised decoraton around the top and down the side seams. Side one has a band of cross hatching and a band of zigzag below. Side two has two bands of zigzag. There is one small fluer-de-lis-like design below the band.