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, cedar bark, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 21 x 18 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 8 1/4 x 7 1/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2489

The cylindrical basket has a conical bottom and a medium brown field. There are three wide bands of decoration at the top and bottom that are the same. There is a thin black band on the top and bottom edge, with a light natural color block and two black rectangles, alternating with three wide vertical lines, two red and one light natural. The middle band also has a thin black border, with a light natural zigzag with black triangles above and red triangles below. There is a thin black and red band at the rim and a thin green, red, green band at the edge of the bottom, before the angle changes.