Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cooking basket
  • unknown Kwih-dich-chuh-aht (Makah) maker
  • cooking basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 19 x 24 x 32 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 7 1/2 x 9 7/16 x 12 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2602

The rectangular basket has flared sides. One long side is decorated with vertical checkerboard bars in black and light natural or red and light natural. The checkerboard squares are larger on the top half of the bar and the colors change with the size. The other long side is decorated with red and light zigzags and a black and white checkerboard. The short sides have a red and light zigzag and a black and white checkerboard.