Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket
  • Makah peoples
  • small basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 5 x 8 x 9.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 15/16 x 3 1/8 x 3 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2522
Description

The square basket has rounded corners and a cedar bark base and rim. It has a light natural colored field decorated with bands of color in green, dark blue, and purple with a centrally placed zigzag of a very faded pink.