Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Tlingit peoples
  • basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States or British Columbia, Cana
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 16 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/4 x 7 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2479

The cylindrical basket has a medium orange-brown field with two bands of decoration that consists of a green-brown denticular line, flanked with a light natural color, the created space is filled with green-brown and a red rectangle. The area between these two bands has chevrons, pointed sideways, created by stepped rectangles in pink, green and dark blue.