Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or Britsh Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, bear grass?, plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 9 x 15 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/2 x 5 7/8 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2660

The woven basket has a square cedar bottom and rounded corners. The scalloped edge is created with one coil, affixed at regular intervals to the woven rim. There are three decorative bands of red and light natural vertical stripes.