Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basketry lid
  • Tlingit peoples
  • basketry lid, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska) or Alaska, United States or British Colu
  • plant fiber, weaving, false embroidering
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/8 x 7 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5079

The round lid has three tiers. It is dark brown. The bottom tier has light natural triangles on the sides and diamonds on the top. The middle tier has a band of light natural triangles on the top. The top tier, or knob, has a light natural top with spiralling arms in red, orange and green.

There are black and red bands on the interior.