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, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 19.5 x 25 x 30 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 7 5/8 x 9 13/16 x 11 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2622

The rectangular basket has flared sides and the corners are rounded. The cedar body is darkened. It is decorated with vertical bars of elongated checkerboard in light natural and dark brown with thick dark brown bands on the sides of each bar.