Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Modoc or Qwu’lh-hwai-pum (Klikitat) maker
  • basket, 1890–1910
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • plant fiber, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Diameter: 15.5 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/8 x 5 7/8 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2633

The 1-rod coiled cylindrical basket has slightly flared sides and a scalloped edge. The exterior surface is covered with imbricated decoration. There are triangles at the bottom that are medium brown with three light natural squares and outlines. The downward pointing triangles at the top are light natural with a medium brown triangle at the top, with small "L" shapes on the perimeter of the large and small triangle. Each "field" triangle repeats three times.