Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with lid
  • unknown Kwih-dich-chuh-aht (Makah) maker
  • basket with lid, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 7.5 x 10 x 15.5 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 15/16 x 3 7/8 x 6 1/8 in height with lid
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2400.a,b

The oval basket (2007.2400.a) with lid (2007.2400.b) has a cedar bark bottom and rim. It is decorated with bands of purple and green and a band of green flanked with subtle yellow and dark purple near the bottom. The lid has two purple bands on the edge and two thin purple ovals and one thick purple oval on the top.