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, cord, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 25 x 29.5 x 40 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 13/16 x 11 5/8 x 15 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2596

The rectangular basket has flared sides and a cedar body. It is decorated with alternating vertical stripes of red and light natural checkerboard or black and light natural checkerboard. There are doubled cord loops at each corner.