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large round basket with lid
  • Lhaq'temish (Lummi), Makah, or Nuu-chah-nulth peoples
  • large round basket with lid, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Puget Sound, Washington, United States or Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 16 x 32.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/4 x 12 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2536.a,b

The round basket (2007.2536.a) has straight sides and a light brown field. There are two bands of decoration, one at the rim and one at the bottom consisting of green blocks with light dash marks alternating with purple blocks with a dark blue and light diamond. There are three thin dark brown bands on the bottom. The flat lid (2007.2536.b) has short sides that sit over the basket. It has a blue star with a light circle in the center and a purple band with light colored circles in the band and dark blue triangles on either side of the band.