Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cooking basket
  • unknown Natinixwe (Hupa) maker
  • cooking basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: California, United States
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 17 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 11/16 x 10 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2256

The bulbous round basket has a dark brown field with a thick light band occupying the top half, except for the rim. The light band has three jagged bands, which are parallel to each other. There are small dark triangles at the flat parts of the lines. The interior bottom center is raised.