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bowl with lid
  • Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) or Mi'kmaq (Micmac) peoples
  • bowl with lid, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Canada or United States
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 12 x 24.5 cm height with lid, including handle
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 3/4 x 9 5/8 in height with lid, including handle
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2184.a,b

The shallow bowl (2007.2184.a) has a wide flat rim and lid (2007.2184.b) with a loop handle. The warp fibers on both pieces are side slats of dyed yellow plant fiber. The lid has yellow weft elements pulled out and curled around on the sides and the top. There is thin green weft on the top surface. The bowl has alternating thin strips of green and yellow weft, which gives the appearance of green and yellow vertical stripes. The flat rim has wide yellow strips of weft, which have been pulled out and twisted. Bowl has a wide strip of green plant fiber to hold the lid.