Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Cowichan maker
  • basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 23 x 27 x 34.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 9 1/16 x 10 5/8 x 13 9/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2614

The rectangular basket has flared sides and a medium brown field. It is decorated with a butterfly-like shape on each side consisting of a black outline with a light natural outline. It has a red and light natural 'body" and a vertical stripe on each wing.