Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket
  • Makah peoples
  • small basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States or Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 8.5 x 18 x 14 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 3/8 x 7 1/16 x 5 1/2 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2375

The oval basket has straight sides and a cedar bark bottom. It is decorated with two bands of red with dark brown in the middle, a band of light natural and dark brown at the top and bottom. The field color between the bands is light natural.