Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pack basket
  • unknown Natinixwe (Hupa) maker
  • pack basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Pitt River, California, United States
  • plant fiber, string, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 47 x 49 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 18 1/2 x 19 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2770

The conical basket has a flat bottom. There are two bands of light natural and brown vertical stripes and a wide band of the same stripes. There is a very wide band of light natural with a band of brown sawtooth at the top and bottom. The band has four repeats consisting of vertical bars of three brown triangles flanking a rectangle with two triangles and two right triangles on each side. There are five thin vertical stripes of light natural in the rectangle (except for one repeat, which has two stripes). It has a string border.