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, buckskin, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 16.5 x 22 x 19 cm loops not included in measurements
    Object Height/Width/Length: 6 1/2 x 8 5/8 x 7 1/2 in loops not included in measurements
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2374

The oval basket has six buckskin loops near the rim and a dark brown field. It is decorated with blocks of black, white, black or white, black, white lines, which make a checkerboard with the field color.