Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • float, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • bladder, wood, string
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 32 x 13 x 11 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 12 5/8 x 5 1/8 x 4 5/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6181

The float is made from an animal bladder. It is oblong. The opening at one end has a wooden plug held in place with a string wrapping. It is light colored with small brown spots.