Bark container

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

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Basketry

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

1992, sold by Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 24, 1992)

Credit Line

American Decorative Arts Curator's Fund