Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket
  • Xwsepsum (Esquimault) Peoples
  • small basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/8 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2447

The small basket has a square bottom and rounded corners. The cedar bark rim indicates there may once have been a lid. It has a light natural colored field and a dark green band near the bottom. There are three duck-like birds in pink and three in dark green.