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Carved wooden dish shaped like a canoe, with two carved and painted human figures crouched inside, facing one another. The canoe is painted black with a wide white band that has a repeating pattern of red u-forms in between green and white ovoids; ends of the canoe have a green tail-like design. Both of the figures are painted black with white faces, a green band across the eyes, red nostril and black facial hair. On top of their heads are three strips of beaver(?) fur. Inside of the canoe is painted red.

History Of Use

Similar in size to dishes used for large portions of food which could then be served into smaller dishes for the use of four to six people.

Cultural Context

ceremonial; potlatch; status

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