Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Qwu’lh-hwai-pum (Klikitat) maker
  • basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, rawhide, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 21 x 20 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 8 1/4 x 7 7/8 x 10 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2600

The oval basket has a flat bottom. The narrow bottom flares slightly. It has a medium brown field and is decorated with a zigzag of light natural and black fibers in a stepped pattern. The spaces above the zigzag each have a triangle in the same light and dark pattern.