Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cooking basket
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • cooking basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, cloth, leather, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 21 x 25 x 33 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 8 1/4 x 9 13/16 x 13 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2608

The rectangular basket has flared sides and two buckskin loops and one cloth loop on one long side and one buckskin loop on each short side. The other long side has a strip of cloth with a pink and green design stretched between the two cloth loops. It is decorated with bands of red and light natural.