Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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storage basket
  • Quinault peoples
  • storage basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Washington?, United States
  • plant fiber, weaving, false embroidering, braiding
  • Object Height/Diameter: 16 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/4 x 7 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2636

The cylindrical basket has slightly flared sides and a braided rim. The decorative rim of twisted plant fiber is tacked down at regular intervals making a scalloped effect. It has a dark brown body and a lighter field done with false embroidery in oblique lines leaving the very dark brown body visible as narrower oblique stripes.