Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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feasting mat
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • feasting mat, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 697 x 55 cm
    Object Length/Width: 274 3/8 x 21 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1860

The long, narrow mat of brown woven cedar bark has a wider dark band at each edge with a narrow dark band.

This was spread on the ground in front of guests with food placed on it.