Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Kwih-dich-chuh-aht (Makah) maker
  • basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 12 x 16 x 18.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 3/4 x 6 1/4 x 7 1/4 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2669

The rectangular basket has flared sides. One long side and two short sides are decorated with vertical checkerboards in black and light natural. The other long side has three narrow vertical stripes that decorate the top half; light natural flanked with black on either end, and the center is black with light natural edges.