Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cooking basket
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • cooking basket, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, cord, cotton, coiling
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 18 x 23 x 28.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 7 1/16 x 9 1/16 x 11 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2370

The oval basket has mostly straight sides and small cords through two holes on the one long side, and three holes on the other long side. The side with three holes appears to have been a single cord that was run through the holes and knotted, though the cord is now broken. A strip of unbleached cotton cloth is tied to the bit of cord that is still intact between the two holes.

The basket is undecorated.