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
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 6.5 x 7 x 9.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2485
Description

The small round basket has straight sides and a bottom of woven cedar and a light natural plant fiber, possibly bear grass. The basket has a light natural field color and two bands of decoration consisting of a band with oblique stripes of field color and red, bordered with red. It has a dark rim.