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incomplete cedar bark mat
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • incomplete cedar bark mat, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 100 x 89 cm
    Object Length/Width: 39 3/8 x 35 1/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2157

The rectangular mat of woven cedar bark appears to be only half completed, as one side is woven and one side is still wide (9 cm) strips of cedar bark. The end of the woven portion appears to be unfinished as well. The wide strips are folded over onto the woven portion. The natural variation in color was used to make a striped pattern.