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Title: Basket

Date: mid 20th century

Creator: Unknown

Additional Creator Information: Coast Salish (Quinault)

Medium: cherry bark, spruce root

This basket is made of split spruce root. Look closely at the stepped design in red. This is made by wrapping small pieces of cherry bark over the spruce root foundation. The process is called imbrications.

Collection Area: Native North America

Rights Holder: Collection of Glenbow Museum

Catalogue No: AA 547

Image No: P0017164

Learn More:
This artifact can be used in conjunction with The Coast Salish: Connecting Art, Environment and Tradition education guide from the online teacher's resource series 21st Century Learning: Links to Our Collection.

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