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Bark container

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Rectangular bottom, oval rim pail-shaped bark container. Envelop-folded, side-seam construction. Scraped design reveals lighter colored lines, squares and callops. Reinforced rim with blanket-stitch like finish.

Provenance

With Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, by 1992. Purchased in 1992.

Credit Line

American Decorative Arts Curator's Fund

Native American (Kutchin), 1900–50

Object Place

Alaska or Yukon, U.S.A., Canada

Dimensions

23.49 x 31.11 x 22.22 cm (9 1/4 x 12 1/4 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1992.253

Medium or Technique

Bark, probably spruce root

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Basketry