Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Salish (Flathead) 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: 25 x 29 x 36.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 9 13/16 x 11 3/8 x 14 3/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2425

The rectangular basket has slightly flared sides. The short sides have a red rectangle within a rectangle, that are incomplete on the top side, and lines travelling to the rim. The long sides have a similar design, with the line travelling to the top, but the bottom sides of the rectangles each have a gap. It has a red rim.