Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cooking basket
  • unknown Kwih-dich-chuh-aht (Makah) maker
  • cooking basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Diameter: 12 x 28 cm diameter at widest point
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 3/4 x 11 in diameter at widest point
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2652

The round basket has a flat bottom and slightly flared sides. The cedar body is darkened and there is an open zigzag at the rim. It is decorated with vertical bars of red and light natural or black and light natural horizontal stripes.