Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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birch bark basket
  • unknown Penawapskewi (Penobscot) maker
  • birch bark basket, late 1800s–1974
  • Where object was made: United States or Canada
  • birch bark, plant fiber, buckskin
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 7 x 14 x 16 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 6 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2162

The small rectangular container of folded birch bark has small semi-circular flaps on the top of each side. It has whipstitched plant fiber around the rim. There is a buckskin tie on the long side.