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Title: Basket

Date: mid 20th century

Creator: Unknown

Additional Creator Information: Coast Salish

Medium: split spruce root, cherry bark

This small, cylindrical basket is made by coiling split spruce roots outward from the centre of the bottom. (Cedar trees were important to the Salish people, providing raw material for clothing and shelter.)

Cherry bark has been added to the outer surface using a technique known as imbrications . What does this pattern remind you of?

Collection Area: Native North America

Rights Holder: Collection of Glenbow Museum

Catalogue No: AA 1519

Image No: P0016954

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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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