Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Makah peoples
  • basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, buckskin, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 18 x 23.5 x 30.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 7 1/16 x 9 1/4 x 12 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2604

The rectangular basket has flared sides and a medium brown field. It is decorated with vertical bars in red and light natural stripes or a key-like pattern or black and light natural stripes or a key-like pattern. It has vertical stripes from the rim down 2/3 of the basket height. There is one buckskin loop at a corner.