Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Sto:lo (Fraser River Salish) maker
  • basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 33 x 41 x 54 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 13 x 16 1/8 x 21 1/4 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2307

The large rectangular basket has a small rectangular base. It has vertical rows of color blocks. Rows of red and light natural blocks alternate with rows of light natural and field color. The imbricated decoration is modified by having one fold, and the remainder of the row is tacked down with a wrapping fiber.