Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

food basket
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • food basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: west coast of British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Width: 32 x 32 cm
    Object Height/Width: 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2144
Multimedia
Description

The trapezoidal bag was woven from strips of cedar bark. The top half has smaller weft fibers than the bottom half. There are light fibers woven in at the bottom of the small weft panel.