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, buckskin, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 18 x 23.5 x 32 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 7 1/16 x 9 1/4 x 12 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2362

The rectangular basket has a narrow base and flared sides. There are loops at the corners on the long sides, three of them are twisted cord and one is buckskin. There are vertical stripes of checkerboard imbricated decoration in black and white. The middle stripe on each long side appears to be red and white vertical stripes.