Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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shallow basket
  • Tlingit peoples
  • shallow basket, late 1800s–1935
  • Where object was made: Sitka, District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • spruce root, bear grass, maiden hair fern, weaving, false embroidering
  • Object Height/Diameter: 8 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 1/8 x 10 5/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2521

The round, shallow basket has a pointed bottom and a light brown field. The center circle has a band of light brown and orange-brown trapezoids at its perimeter which alternate direction. Then there is a band of openweave. The next band has large, wide "S" shapes in light brown and orange-brown. Then there is another band of openweave. The top "solid" band is decorated with pairs of triangles (except for a single one) in light brown and orange-brown.