Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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food basket
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • 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

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.