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Bowl is made from the burl growth of a tree. It is round, with low, uneven edges that flare widely, and a thick, rounded base. Burl has been smoothed and shows the grain of the wood. Small cracks cover both the interior and exterior in rough, linear patterns. A hole has been made in the side of the bowl, with a fine cotton rope looped through.


Robert Gale's grandfather was a missionary and principal of St. Paul's School at Cardston, Alberta, on the Blood Reserve. This bowl was said to have been given to his grandfather in 1904 by the local Chief.

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