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, plant fiber
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 12 x 27 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 3/4 x 10 5/8 x 10 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2160

The rectangular basket of folded birch bark is flared at the top and has whipstitched plant fibers on the rim. The seams on the long sides are sewn with the same plant fiber. There are semi-circular flaps on the short outside ends and small flaps on the long sides.