Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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birch bark basket
  • United States
  • birch bark basket, late 1800s–1974
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • birch bark, buckskin
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 10 x 18 x 24.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 7/8 x 7 1/16 x 9 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2161

The rectangular container is made of folded birch bark. The rim is whipstitched, which keeps the folds in place. There is a buckskin tie on one side.