Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • folder, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • bone, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 13 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width: 5 1/8 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4996

The flat length of bone has a slightly rounded surface. One end tapers to a very rounded point and the other is nearly straight.

It was used to flatten seams in rush mats.