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basket with tumpline
  • unknown Qwu’lh-hwai-pum (Klikitat) or Tsilhqot'in maker
  • basket with tumpline, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, wool, buckskin, coiling, imbricating, weaving, braiding, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 21.5 x 18.5 x 26 cm tumpline not measured
    Object Height/Width/Length: 8 7/16 x 7 1/4 x 10 1/4 in tumpline not measured
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2615

The oval basket has slightly flared sides and a tumpline of braided plant fiber is strung through four buckskin loops at the basket rim. The woolen portion has red stripes. The entire surface of the basket is covered with imbricated fibers. There is a light natural field with dark brown zigzags. The interior is medium brown.