Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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storage basket
  • unknown Natinixwe (Hupa) maker
  • storage basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: California, United States
  • maidenhair fern, bear grass, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 14 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2258

The round, bulbous woven basket has a medium brown field. It is decorated with oblique lines of four light triangles. There is one dark band behind the second triangle all the way around the basket. A thin dark band is flanked by thin light bands near the rim. The bottom interior center is raised. There are three thin bands of light and dark checkerboard on the bottom.