Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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large bag
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • large bag, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 40 x 13 x 56 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 15 3/4 x 5 1/8 x 22 1/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2470

The rectangular bag has a long narrow bottom. The bottom has a tight weave, and the sides have an open weave, punctuated with bands of colored tight weave consisting of a brown band with orange parallelograms alternating with green bands with yellow/dark purple parallelograms. There is a band of cedar bark around the opening. There are no handles.