Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cooking basket
  • Salish (Flathead) 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: 15 x 18.5 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 5 7/8 x 7 1/4 x 10 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2620

The rectangular basket has flared sides. The cedar field is quite dark. It is decorated with vertical stripes of black and light natural. Some stripes are light natural with black on the outside, or black with light natural on the outside. Some stripes switch midway down the stripe.