Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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birch bark basket
  • Tinne peoples
  • birch bark basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • birch bark, wood, plant fiber
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 17.5 x 30.5 x 36 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 6 7/8 x 12 x 14 1/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2679

The rectangular folded birch bark basket has a rim on the ends that flares higher than the rim on the sides. The folded edges are held in place by being stitched to the rim. The wooden reinforcement follows the shape of the rim, just a bit under it on the outside.