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Title: Basket

Date: mid 20th century

Creator: Unknown

Additional Creator Information: Coast Salish

Medium: cedar root, cherry bark

This wedge-shaped basket is made of cedar root splints wrapped in split cedar roots. Cherry bark is imbricated on the sides. The inside is blackened. What might make the inside of this basket black? This basket may have been used as a cooking basket to steam clams, to cook a fish soup or to prepare plant foods.

Collection Area: Native North America

Rights Holder: Collection of Glenbow Museum

Catalogue No: AA 448

Image No: P0017078

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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