Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with lid
  • unknown Lhaq'temish (Lummi) maker
  • basket with lid, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, bear grass?, plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 18.5 x 24 x 25.5 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Width/Length: 7 1/4 x 9 7/16 x 10 1/16 in height with lid
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2671.a,b

The square basket (2007.2671.a) has rounded corners and a flat shoulder. There was once a cedar rim to sit into the lid. The round lid (2007.2671.b) is flat with an edge to sit over the rim.

There is a light natural field on both elements. The lid is decorated with a dark purple circle in the center, a band of green, then a band of dark purple. There is a band of dark purple, green, dark purple near the edge and a sawtooth band of purple at the edge of the top. The bottom of the edge has a thin line of dark purple and yellow. The basket lid is decorated with a wide band of green and dark purple and green stepped lines. There is a band of yellow and purple stripes with a dark purple sawtooth. The shoulder is decorated with a band of green, dark purple, and green.