Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cedar bark cutter
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • cedar bark cutter, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, metal, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 15 x 5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 5 7/8 x 1 15/16 x 1 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5753

Brown wooden handle, slightly curved and widened to a triangle at one end. Smaller end is rounded, wider end is flat with a metal plate over end and wrapped on narrow sides. It is held in place with nails. Six tooth-like metal prongs held under metal strap on convex side of handle curve.