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Cylindrical, twined body is decorated with two horizontal bands of decoration. One is a double band of faded purple, the other at the bottom is purple/red/purple. Base is plaited with cedar bark. Rim is damaged. Cover has star decoration in red and two bands of red at edge. Colors much faded.

Provenance

Margret Craver Withers collection (acquired in Mexico and Guatemala) by 1972; to MFA, November 1993, gift of Margret Craver Withers.

Credit Line

Gift of Margret Craver Withers

Native American (Nootka or Makah), 1900–20

Object Place

Lower Pacific Northwest, Canada

Dimensions

4.13 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.731a-b

Medium or Technique

Cedar bark, bear grass, aniline dye

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Basketry