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basket with tumpline
  • Makah peoples
  • basket with tumpline, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, cord, coiling, imbricating, braiding
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 24 x 28 x 38.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 9 7/16 x 11 x 15 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2592
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Description

The rectangular basket has flared sides. It is decorated with vertical bars of checkerboard in red and light natural or black and light natural. The bars extend down 2/3 of the basket on one long side, and 3/4 down on the remaining three sides. There are two cord loops on each long side. One side has a braided handle, possibly a tumpline.