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
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10 x 20 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 7/8 x 7 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2444

The round basket has straight sides and a black band near the bottom with a dark band just above. The wide band of light fibers with oblique rectangles is outlined in medium brown, each with two parallel red lines, which are parallel to the basket rim. There is a medium brown band at the top.