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rectangular basket
  • unknown Sto:lo (Fraser River Salish) River or Thompson River Salish maker
  • rectangular basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: British Columbia, Canada or Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 14 x 17 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 5 1/2 x 6 11/16 x 10 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2627

The rectangular basket has flared sides and a slightly inset rim that indicates there may have once been a lid. It has a cedar body. The long sides are decorated with a dark brown open cross with a light natural center. There is a a dark brown short stepped design in each corner. The short sides are decorated with two dark brown short stepped designs.