Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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food basket
  • Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) peoples
  • food basket, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, weaving, braiding
  • Object Height/Width: 13.5 x 17 cm
    Object Height/Width: 5 5/16 x 6 11/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2174

The pouch-like basket is woven from small strips of cedar bark, with a tight weave. It is rectangular and the edge around the opening, on the long side, is braided.