Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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birch bark tray
  • United States
  • birch bark tray, late 1800s–1970
  • Where object was made: United States
  • birch bark, wood, plant fiber
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 5 x 19.5 x 29.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 15/16 x 7 5/8 x 11 5/8 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5081

The rectangular tray is made from a piece of light brown birch bark folded and stitched into shape. The white bottom is the reverse side of the main piece, but the exterior sides are covered with light brown birch bark. It has a rounded bottom. There is a dark brown stick wrapped around the sides. The rim is wrapped with light brown plant fiber.