Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Hupa, Karuk (Karok), or Yurok peoples
  • lid, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: California, United States
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 2.5 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 x 7 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2252

The round, woven basket lid has a small woven knob on the top center, and is concave. It has a light field. The dark knob sits in a dark circle with a thin black band, surrounded by a band of parallel lines. Another thin black line and band of dark brown parallel lines sits midway from the center to the edge, at the high point of the lid. The edge has another thick black band and band of dark brown parallel lines.