Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small rectangular basket
  • Salish (Flathead) peoples
  • small rectangular basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 8 x 9 x 14 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/8 x 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2568

The small rectangular basket has slightly flared sides. There is one coil for a foot at the base. Small portions of a decorative scalloped rim remain. It is decorated with oblique lines in dark blue and faded green. It has a light natural imbricated field and the interior is light brown.