Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Kwih-dich-chuh-aht (Makah) maker
  • basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 17.5 x 22 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 6 7/8 x 8 5/8 x 10 5/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2613

The rectangular basket has flared sides and a medium brown field. It is decorated with vertical bars of black and light natural checkerboard that extend from the rim halfway down the three sides. One long side has two smaller scale and shorter checkerboards.