Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

seam creaser
  • Swinomish peoples
  • seam creaser, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • wood, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 6.5 x 2 x 16.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 1/2 x 3/4 x 6 1/2 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5565

The flat piece of wood is carved to resemble a bird in profile. The head has a beak situated at one end of a crescent shape and the other end is cut at an angle. It is brown.

It was used to firmly press down the seam raised by passing the mat needle through the rushes during manufacture.