Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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storage basket
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • storage basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 25 x 35 cm handles not included
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 13/16 x 13 3/4 in handles not included
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2284

The round woven basket has straight sides. It is decorated with two thick dark bands, with thin light bands above and below. The band near the rim has light fibers woven with field fibers. The rim is decorated with loops of twisted cedar cord. There are two loop handles and a small bundle of cord was found inside.

The bottom is decorated with a thick dark band, three light bands, and a circle in the middle that is light fibers mixed with field color.