Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Musqueam maker
  • basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 17.5 x 26 x 22 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 6 7/8 x 10 1/4 x 8 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2364

The rectangular basket has a narrow base and flared sides. The top half of the basket on three sides is decorated with a thick band of dashed or dotted lines. The bottom half and all of one of the long sides, is decorated with vertical columns of alternating red and white or black and white. The rim has alternating light and field colored blocks.