Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket with lid
  • unknown Kwih-dich-chuh-aht (Makah) maker
  • small basket with lid, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7.5 x 11 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 15/16 x 4 5/16 in height with lid
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2198.a,b

The round woven basket (2007.2198.a) has straight sides. The cedar bark rim fits into the lid. The lid (2007.2198.b) has a brown circle with a sawtooth edge in the top center. It has a band of dark brown with light diamonds around the edge. The sides of the lid have two purple and one pink band. The basket has a brown band with a band of light diamonds halfway down the side. Two are dark purple and one is a bright pink band near the bottom.