Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket with lid
  • Alice Paul
  • small basket with lid, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, sea grass, dyeing, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 4 x 5.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 9/16 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of Ann P. Schlager
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1011.a,b

This is a small round basket (2007.1011.a) with a lid (2007.1011.b). It has a light natural field. The basket depicts a whale hunt in purple (people in pink) with a thin red and purple band at the bottom. The lid has a bird image in black, and the knob handle is its abdomen.