Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Cowichan peoples
  • basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, cherry bark, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 14 x 18 x 23.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 5 1/2 x 7 1/16 x 9 1/4 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2363

The rectangular basket has a narrow bottom and flared sides. The surface is covered with imbricated design of a light natural field with a red zigzag at the bottom and another similar line at the top, though it has flat lines on top.