Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cedar bark mat
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • cedar bark mat, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 165 x 163 cm
    Object Length/Width: 64 15/16 x 64 1/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4067

The cedar bark mat is dark brown. There is a faint pattern of concentric squares woven into the mat using slightly darker fibers. The middle of the mat has a seam where the two halves have been sewn together using cedar bark fibers.