Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Coast Salish peoples
  • basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 12 x 16 x 22 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 3/4 x 6 1/4 x 8 5/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2369

The rectangular basket has slightly flared sides. The coil appears to have a single, flat rod. The bottom rim has imbricated segments every inch or so. The long sides have a dark brown and black design of a diamond with "V's" pointed toward the center. The short sides have a black diamond outline, then a brown outline.