Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with two handles
  • Fraser River or Thompson River Salish Peoples
  • basket with two handles, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 18 x 23.5 x 28.5 cm height includes folded handles
    Object Height/Width/Length: 7 1/16 x 9 1/4 x 11 1/4 in height includes folded handles
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2628
Description

The rectangular basket has flared sides. There are two handles, each stretching from one long side to the other, articulated on a loop. It has a cedar body. The long sides are decorated with a floral design. One side has brown stems with a blue and pink flower and a green and red flower. There is a separate light natural and green flower. The other side has a blue and pink flower, a red and green flower and a pink, red and brown flower. One short side is decorated with a brown diamond outline with a black "V" at the top point, and a smaller red diamond inside. The other short side is decorated with a brown diamond outline and a smaller red diamond inside.