Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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storage bag
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • storage bag, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 37 x 56 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 9/16 x 22 1/16 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2237

The bag is woven of cedar bark and plant fiber. The long, narrow bottom gives it a bag-like shape with the tall sides and no handles. It is open weave on the sides. There are small clusters of orange, yellow and black on thin green stripes of a different plant fiber woven into the bag.