Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket with lid
  • Klallam peoples
  • small basket with lid, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, bear grass?, plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7.5 x 12.5 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 15/16 x 4 7/8 in height with lid
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2670.a,b

The round basket (2007.2670.a) has a cedar bottom and rim. The basket is decorated with two repeats of a green animal head with red lips that represents a wolf. There are two lines of triangles in red and green and two thin bands of dark purple near the bottom.

The lid (2007.2670.b) has a flat top, decorated with three lines of triangles in pink and green. There are two thin bands of dark purple on the edge of the lid.