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basket with lid
  • Makah or Tlingit peoples
  • basket with lid, early-mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 8 x 15 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 1/8 x 5 7/8 in height with lid
  • Gift of Irene Peabody
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2677.a,b
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Description

The round basket (2007.2677.a) has a lid (2007.2677.b). The basket has a cedar bottom and rim. The lid has a square of cedar in the center covered with pink and light natural. It has a bright pink border with short lines projecting from it. The lid sits over the basket and is decorated with a wide light natural strip woven in place with cedar strips. The basket is also decorated with two wide strips woven in place with cedar. The bottom strip has a bright pink band above it and the other band has an interrupted blue band above and below.