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, weaving, false embroidering
  • Object Height/Diameter: 2.5 x 16 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 x 6 1/4 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5067

The round lid has a shallow rim to sit over a basket. There is a small loop in the center top. It is dark brown with a very dark brown circle in the center and a very dark brown rim. There is a light natural colored arch with two square notches.