Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Lillooet peoples
  • basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 20.5 x 24.5 x 30.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 8 1/16 x 9 5/8 x 12 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2606

The rectangular basket has flared sides and a medium brown field with dark brown decorations. The short sides have a butterfly-like shape at the top and five vertical rows of checkerboard in dark brown and field color, alternating between thick and thin. The long sides have two "X" shapes at the top with a rectangle border that does not continue above and below the "X's." There are six vertical checkerboard rows below alternating thick and thin rows.