Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cedar bark mat
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • cedar bark mat, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 59 x 38 cm
    Object Length/Width: 23 1/4 x 14 15/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1376

The small rectangular mat of woven cedar bark strips has dark strips woven into stripes from the long side to the long side. At some point, it was sewn to a muslin backing with a sleeve and something rigid inside the muslin for display.