Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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berry basket
  • unknown Tlingit maker
  • berry basket, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Canada
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 13 x 15.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/8 x 6 1/8 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2474

The cylindrical woven basket has a light brown field color with three bands of decoration. The top and bottom bands are the same and they each have a dark red denticular line, flanked with a light natural denticular line, and the created spaces in each band are filled with orange squares. The middle decorative band is a stepped zigzag with blocks of red and light natural stripes.