Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket with lid
  • unknown Haida or Kwih-dich-chuh-aht (Makah) maker
  • small basket with lid, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Cape Flattery, Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, bear grass?, plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5 x 8 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 15/16 x 3 1/8 in height with lid
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2461.a,b

The small round basket (2007.2461.a) has a cedar bark and bear grass bottom. It has a dark brown field with three thin light natural color bands and four duck-like birds in light natural color. It has a round lid (2007.2461.b) with a dark pink center with a light natural band and a thicker dark pink band near the edge and two light natural bands on the edge.