Lester, Margaret

cedar root tray

cedar root tray

cedar root tray


Tray is made primarily of cedar root, the base of strips of cedar tree. Black and red designs made of wild cherry bark, and the white shiny pieces are made of sun bleached straw. The basket tray has a double braid on the top. Made by Margaret Lester from the Lil'wat nation. Margaret specified that the tray be put on Katherine Wallace's desk and there it used to sit holding pencils, scissors etc.


tray, cedar, basketry, native artifacts, Lil'wat, indigenous


Lester, Margaret

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32.5 cm L x 22 cm W x 2.5 cm H

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