Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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storage basket
  • Yup'ik peoples
  • storage basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • rye grass, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 19 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 7 1/2 x 10 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2176

The round, globular coiled basket has a very subtle decoration of horizontal fibers, pulled from the coil to be seen for a short span, sporadically placed in groups of three.