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: 19.5 x 26 x 35.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 7 5/8 x 10 1/4 x 14 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2617

The rectangular basket has flared sides and a medium brown field. It is decorated with vertical bars of diamond shaped checkerboards of dark brown and field color. There are three bars on the long sides, and one bar on the short sides. The corners each have a vertical bar of small open crosses in dark brown.