Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Karuk (Karok), Natinixwe (Hupa), or Yurok maker
  • basket, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Pitt River, California, United States
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 22 x 29 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 8 5/8 x 11 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2091

The woven basket has a wide, rounded bottom and narrower top. It has a light brown field and two shades of dark brown for a zigzag of a series of shapes that are triangular. The bottom is a medium brown with a raised center.