Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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clam basket
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • clam basket, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 26 x 27 x 42 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 10 1/4 x 10 5/8 x 16 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2332

The rectangular basket has a narrow base and flared sides. The bottom of the basket is not flat. It has an open, sieve-like weave. The rim is wrapped with plant fiber. There are loops of twisted plant fiber at all four corners, though one loop is broken.