Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small round basket with lid
  • unknown Kwih-dich-chuh-aht (Makah) maker
  • small round basket with lid, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, bear grass?, plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7 x 10.5 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/4 x 4 1/8 in height with lid
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2576.a,b

The round basket (2007.2576.a) has straight sides. There is a small cedar bark panel in the bottom and on the rim that is slightly inset for the lid to sit flush. The lid (2007.2576.b) is flat on top with an edge to sit over the rim. The basket is decorated with ducks in purple, green and red. The ducks (totalling five) are between two thin dark blue bands. There are two thin green bands near the bottom. The lid is decorated with four purple ducks between two thin dark blue bands. There are two green bands at the edge.