Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cooking basket
  • Saanich peoples
  • cooking basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, cedar bark, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 26 x 27 x 36.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 10 1/4 x 10 5/8 x 14 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2512

The rectangular basket has flared sides and has a medium brown field color. One long side has small red/white checkerboards arranged in two vertical rows of "X's." Both short sides have a chevron in red, white, and black. The top half is covered with stripes in white and black. The other long side has the same stripes on the top half and two chevrons, side by side, rather than one.