Overall: 11.3 x 27 x 18.7 cm (4 7/16 x 10 5/8 x 7 3/8 in.)
Gift of Barry Bradley 2009.434
Bowls were a major Northwest Coast art form, used in many contexts including potlatch feasts that validated the rights and privileges of wealthy noble families. When Euro-American settlement forced a change from traditional to cash economies in the early 1900s, Indigenous carvers turned their skills to creating bowls like this example for the outside market.
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