E0004: Inuit, Circular Woven Mat


Classification Category:
2:Furnishings ➞ Household Accessory
botanical ➔ fiber
14.5 cm L
0.5 cm H
Provenance of Object:
This object was held in the museum that Luther College started in 1877. This museum eventually grew into the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, and following this, non-Norwegian American ethnographic objects were returned to Luther and accessioned into the college’s Anthropology Collection. Without additional documentation, was likely obtained by the Luther College Museum (later the Norwegian-American Museum) between the late 19th century and early 20th century.
Round Inuit woven mat with green and yellow coloring. Since there are very few trees in the Arctic Tundra, most baskets made by the Inuit were made from various types of grasses.
Related Collections
Accession: 1996.ETHN62, 1/1/96
Donated by: Unknown