Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cooking basket
  • unknown Qwu’lh-hwai-pum (Klikitat) or Tsilhqot'in maker
  • cooking basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, cord, cloth, buckskin, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 23 x 26 x 35 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 9 1/16 x 10 1/4 x 13 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2611

The rectangular basket has flared sides. There is one buckskin loop on the long side. The other loops are of cord or twisted cloth. It has a medium brown field. It is decorated with two zigzags, one red, one black and each flanked with light natural. There are red and light natural diamonds in the negative space around the zigzag.