Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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food basket
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • food basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 9 x 14 x 16 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 6 1/4 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2196

The oval coiled basket of cedar bark has light plant fibers on the exterior of the coil, giving the outside surface a checkered look. The rim is scalloped.