Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cooking basket
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • cooking basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, cloth, coiling, imbricating, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 16.5 x 20 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 6 1/2 x 7 7/8 x 9 13/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2603

The oval basket has a flat bottom that flares to the midpoint where the sides become straight. It is decorated with vertical stripes of black cloth and light natural plant fiber checkerboard.