Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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storage basket
  • Fraser River or Thompson River Salish Peoples
  • storage basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: British Columbia, Canada or Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 17 x 21 x 37 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 6 11/16 x 8 1/4 x 14 9/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2624

The rectangular basket has flared sides, a scalloped rim, and a cedar body. It is decorated with one and a half stacked diamonds, created wtih red and black open crosses with light natural centers. The long sides have two repeats and the short sides have one.