- Museum number
Basket, bowl made of root (?), grass, bark (?, cedar).
Diameter: 15.10 - 18.50 centimetres
Height: 8.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Ron Johnson of the Trinidad Museum, California commented that this bowl is a cooking/eating vessel made with spruce root on a hazel framework. The bowl has been strengthened and decorated with bear grass and the whole vessel is designed to flex when wet, preventing moist foodstuffs such as porridge from leaking - there are trace amounts of food residue in the bottom of the basket that indicate that it has been used, although the good condition of the bowl implies that it was never in regular use. The diagonal twining style implies that this is not Yurok in origin as Yurok basket makers usually used half-twist weaving in their work. (30/03/2010)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1986-1987 12 Jun-4 Jan, The Vancouver Museum, Captain George Vancouver: A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and Round the World, 1791-1795
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Collected on George Vancouver's voyage to Hawaii and the NW coast of North America 1791-1795.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1891C25.179 (old CDMS no.)