Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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storage basket with lid
  • unknown Sto:lo (Fraser River Salish) maker
  • storage basket with lid, late 1800s–1917
  • Where object was made: Fraser River, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 36 x 37 x 57 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Width/Length: 14 1/8 x 14 9/16 x 22 7/16 in height with lid
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2302.a,b

The large rectangular basket (2007.2302.a) has slightly flared sides, a small shoulder, and a rim. The basket is decorated with vertical lines. The short sides have two lines of a light field with a red line and red hooks directed toward the corners flanked with thin red lines. The long sides have three lines, the outer ones the same as those on the short sides. The middle line has a light field, four crosses, two black with a red center and two brown (one with a light center, one with a red center). The lid (2007.2302.b) is decorated with black parallel lines, and dotted red and light fiber lines between the black lines. The edges have clusters of light and black.