Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with handle
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • basket with handle, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, cotton, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 21 x 15 x 31 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 8 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 12 3/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2635

The rectangular basket has rounded corners and a medium brown field, with some variation in fiber color. It is decorated with incomplete bands of black cotton and visible cedar bark warp elements. It has one pair at the top, one pair in the middle, and one pair near the bottom. It has a cedar bark base. One handle stretches from one long side to the other. The handle is folded over.