Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket
  • unknown Kwih-dich-chuh-aht (Makah) or Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) maker
  • small basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States or Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 8 x 9 x 18.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/8 x 3 1/2 x 7 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2650

The rectangular basket has a cedar bark bottom. It has a light brown field with a band of light natural at the rim then a band of dark blue and a field colored checkerboard. Then a band of dark blue diamond-like shapes.