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small basket with lid
  • Nunivagmiut Cup'ik peoples
  • small basket with lid, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Nelson Island, Alaska, United States
  • sweetgrass, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 13.5 x 12 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 5/16 x 4 3/4 in height with lid
  • Gift of Ann P. Schlager
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2518.a,b

The small basket (2007.2518.a) has a lid (2007.2518.b). The basket is shaped like an inverted cone without a point. It is decorated with bands of color (natural, red and purple), each band has downward pointing triangles that are staggered. The lid has a short rim to sit into the basket. The coiled knob is continuous with the lid. It is decorated with the same band and triangle design.