Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 36 x 41 x 51 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 14 1/8 x 16 1/8 x 20 1/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2300

The large rectangular basket has a small rectangular base and a black and red imbricated design. There are block shapes, facing each other. Two are on the bottom, outlined in red, black, and red. Two are on top (separated by two black dotted lines on the short sides and the long sides have two sets of two dotted lines) outlined in black, red, black, red, black. The long sides have additional black lines on the end with red dots.