Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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birch bark lid
  • Native Alaskan peoples
  • birch bark lid, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • birch bark, plant fiber
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 4.5 x 18 x 17 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 3/4 x 7 1/16 x 6 11/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5080

The lid is made from a round piece of birch bark with a rim sewn to the underside. The top is decorated with a brown asterisk sewn through the top. It is brown.