Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket
  • Fraser River Salish peoples
  • small basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 8.5 x 10 x 17 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 3/8 x 3 7/8 x 6 11/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2651

The rectangular basket has two coils as a foot. It has a cedar body. The foot coils are covered with light natural. The long sides are decorated with two oblique lines of light natural and black horizontal stripes. There are two stacked red and light natural triangles between oblique lines. The short sides are each decorated with one oblique line of red and light natural horizontal stripes.