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, cloth, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 23.5 x 27 x 36 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 9 1/4 x 10 5/8 x 14 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2601

The oval basket has a small base that flares to the midpoint where the sides become straight. There is a light and dark brown field color checkerboard over the exterior surface. All of the loops on the rim are buckskin except for one cloth loop.