Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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box and base
  • unknown Cowichan maker
  • box and base, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar wood, cedar bark, carving, staining
  • Object Height/Width/Length: together 28 x 46 x 63 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: together 11 x 18 1/8 x 24 3/4 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6202.a,b

The large rectangular wood box's sides (2007.6202.a) are made from a single piece and the corners are scored and bent. The fourth corner is made by stitching the ends together with cedar bark. The base (2007.6202.b) has rounded sides and corners. The interior is slightly raised, creating a lip around the perimeter for the sides to sit into. It is dark brown.