Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Lhaq'temish (Lummi) peoples
  • basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 11.5 x 17.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 1/2 x 6 7/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2540

The basket has a square cedar base, rounded corners, and a light brown field of color, but the inside shows thin purple stripes, which have faded on the exterior. It has a flat shoulder. The short cedar rim indicates there may once have been a lid.