Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 12 x 20 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 3/4 x 7 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2520

The cylindrical basket has a brown field with dark brown decoration. There are three repeats of a cross with a triangle on each arm within a diamond and a band of shallow zigzags at the top and bottom. There is a small oval appliqued on either side, indicating there may have been a handle at one time. There are two dark rings on the bottom.