Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Klikitat or Tsilhqot'in peoples
  • basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, buckskin, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 22 x 32.5 x 39 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 8 5/8 x 12 3/4 x 15 3/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2279

The rectangular coiled basket has flared sides. The bottom is coiled, but was not started in the center. The buckskin loop on one long side is offset, indicating there may have been another. It is decorated with vertical sawtooth stripes in red and light natural color. There are four stripes on the long sides and three on the short.