Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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tool bag with two straps
  • Saanich peoples
  • tool bag with two straps, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 26 x 8 x 38.5 cm height does not include handles
    Object Height/Width/Length: 10 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 15 1/8 in height does not include
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2663

The rectangular woven bag has a handle on each long side. The handles are light natural fibers twisted into a cord. The bag has a light natural field. The rim is red, and there is a band of red just under the rim. There is a band of dark blue triangles under the red band. There is a band of dark blue crosses near the bottom, with two thin bands of dark blue above and below.