Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basketry lid
  • Tlingit peoples
  • basketry lid, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Sitka, District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • cedar bark, maidenhair fern?, weaving, false embroidering
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6.5 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 1/2 x 5 7/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2080

The round lid is woven of cedar bark. It has a woven knob in the center. It has light colored triangles of maidenhair fern around the knob.