Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket with lid
  • unknown Kwih-dich-chuh-aht (Makah) maker
  • small basket with lid, late 1800s–1950
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • cedar, sea grass, dyeing, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 4.5 x 7 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1000.a,b

This is an oval basket (2007.1000.a) with a lid (2007.1000.b). It has a light field decorated with a faded purple canoe containing three people, a faded purple whale, and a bird in faded blue and purple depicted on each side of the basket. There are bands of faded red, yellow, and blue around the bottom of the basket. The lid shows two canoes with people on either side of a red oval with a blue and yellow border.