Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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gathering basket
  • unknown Kwih-dich-chuh-aht (Makah) maker
  • gathering basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, cord, coiling, imbricating, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 27 x 32.5 x 40.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 10 5/8 x 12 3/4 x 15 15/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2334

Rectangular basket with a narrow base and flared sides. The short sides of the rectangle have three vertical lines of imbricated decoration and the long sides have four vertical lines of imbricated decoration, both of which appear to be blocks of red and green. Loops of cord are tied around the top on the short sides and on one long side. The other long side has loops of cord tied through the wall of the basket, but not over the rim.