Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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lidded storage basket
  • Lhaq'temish (Lummi) peoples
  • lidded storage basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, buckskin, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 30 x 27 x 39 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 11 3/4 x 10 5/8 x 15 3/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2269

The rectangular basket has hinged lid, buckskin loop hinges, and a buckskin loop and tie for a closure. The flat lid is decorated with parallel very dark brown stripes. The rectangular basket is coiled with slightly rounded corners. It is decorated with three zigzag-like bands that have flat segments rather than points. The top band has light lines flanking a reddish-brown, the middle band has light lines flanking a very dark brown line, and the bottom band has light lines flanking a reddish-brown line.