Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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round basket with lid
  • unknown Kwih-dich-chuh-aht (Makah) or Tlingit maker
  • round basket with lid, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 8 x 12 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 1/8 x 4 3/4 in height with lid
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2631.a,b

The round basket (2007.2631.a) with lid (2007.2631.b) has a raised point in the bottom center. The sides converge slightly, making the opening narrower than the bottom. It has a medium brown field decorated with two bands of a short block "U" shape in alternating red and green. The lid has a point in the center and a short side to sit over the basket edge. It is also decorated with two bands of "U" shapes in red and light natural, but they open downward.