Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket with lid
  • unknown Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) maker
  • small basket with lid, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • plant fiber, cedar bark, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6 x 10 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/8 x 3 7/8 in height with lid
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2519.a,b

The small round basket (2007.2519.a) has a cedar bark bottom and rim and a light colored field. There are five repeats of a purple duck-like bird and one purple boat with three occupants and a prominent prow and a brown-orange band below the decorative elements. The flat lid (2007.2519.b) has an edge to sit over the rim on the basket. It has a light field and a brown-orange sun in the center, with a band of six purple duck-like birds.