Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with lid
  • unknown Haida maker
  • basket with lid, late 1800s–1950
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10 x 8 cm height includes lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 7/8 x 3 1/8 in height includes lid
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2202.a,b

The cylindrical basket (2007.2202.a) has a lid (2007.2202.b) with a small knob. The basket and lid are decorted with bands of lightning bolt-like designs on their sides. The basket also has bands of zigzags between the bands of lightning bolts that are the same color as the field.