Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with lid
  • Tlingit peoples
  • basket with lid, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Sitka, District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • plant fiber, weaving, false embroidering
  • Object Height/Diameter: a) 12.5 x 18 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: a) 4 15/16 x 7 1/16 in
    Object Height/Diameter: b) 5 x 17 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: b) 1 15/16 x 6 11/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2643.a,b

The cylindrical basket (2007.2643.a) has flared sides and a dark brown field, decorated with five clusters of four light natural horizontal lines on the top half of the basket. The lid (2007.2643.b) is slightly domed with a knob in the center. The edges sit over the basket, and have two thin bands of openweave. The top is decorated with two thin bands of light natural, with three bands of rectangles of light natural.