Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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food basket
  • unknown Kwih-dich-chuh-aht (Makah) maker
  • food basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • plant fiber, coiling
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 13 x 13 x 16.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 6 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2378

The coiled oval basket has a rounded bottom and sides. There is a dark brown field with bands of light fiber on some coils with a dark stitch over the top, giving the appearance of a dashed line.