Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Natinixwe (Hupa) maker
  • basket, late 1800s–1916
  • Where object was made: California, United States
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 14 x 19.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/2 x 7 5/8 in
  • Gift of Bruce Merwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2486

The globular basket has a flat bottom and a medium brown field, though it is darker at the top. There are three dark bands near the rim. The band of red zigzag was created by stepped triangles. There are two thin dark brown bands near the bottom and another brown sawtooth band on the bottom with a brown circle in the center.