Medium: Sea snail opercula, plant fiber, cotton twine, yellow cedar (?), pine (?)
Dates:late 19th-early 20th century
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 17 in. (21.6 x 49.5 x 43.2cm)
Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H12, 6D
Accession Number: 05.588.7312
Catalogue Description: This bentwood corner bowl was made by the distinctly Northwest Coast process called kerfing. A single plank of wood is first trimmed, notched , steamed and bent. The bottom and sides were then pegged or sewn together with tree root. Finally the bowl is decorated with carving, painting and adding operculum shell trims. The large bowl would have been used for dried food. The abstracted design on the sides represents a killer whale.