Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 14 x 24 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/2 x 9 7/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2676

The round basket has a flat, solid bottom and slightly flared sides and an open weave cedar body. It is decorated with bands twined around the open weave. From the rim, there is one blue band, two light natural bands, three yellow, two pink, three yellow, two light natural and three yellow at the bottom.