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, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 16 x 19 x 25.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 6 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 10 1/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2371

The rectangular basket has a narrow base and flared sides. It is decorated with a zigzag in light fibers, red, light, black and light. There is a single band of dark fibers near the rim that appears as a dashed line.

One long side has two bits of cord: one coil below the rim, one near the corner and one near the middle. There is a small hole near the corner at the other end indicating there was probably a third cord element.