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Grease Bowl

Haida
Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

ca. 1840-60

wood
width 5 1/4
length: 6"

Inventory # N4181

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RELATED EXAMPLES

Brown, Steven C. Native Visions: Evolution in Northwest Coast Art from the Eighteenth Through the Twentieth Century.  Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1998, pl. 4.34

Sturtevant, William (ed.) Boxes and Bowls: Decorated Containers by Nineteenth Century Haida, Tlingit, Bella Bella, and Tsimshian Indian Artists. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1974, pl. 55

Essay

Wooden bowls manufactured by the indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast came in a wide variety of forms and sizes. Large bowls, sometimes reaching 20 feet in length, were generally used to serve food during great feasts. In contrast, small bowls were most often made to contain individual or family portions of "eulachon" or candlefish oil, an important food source.

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