Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • basket, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, cord, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 19 x 21 x 36 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 7 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 14 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2380

The oval basket has a rectangular cedar bark bottom and cedar bark warp elements. The bottom half of the basket has cedar bark weft elements with lighter diagonal plant fibers. The top half is lighter yellow plant fiber, with a band of purple near the top. The rim is wrapped. Loops of cotton cord are knotted to the rim every two inches.