Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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lidded basket
  • unknown Coast Salish maker
  • lidded basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington or Oregon, United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, buckskin, coiling
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 16 x 14 x 28 cm height with closed lid
    Object Height/Width/Length: 6 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 11 in height with closed lid
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2641

The rectangular basket has slightly flared sides. The lid is attached with a buckskin hinge on the center of one long side and a buckskin tie on the other long side for closure. The lid is rectangular with a prominent bulge in the center. It has a cedar body. Every other coil is decorated with bands of thin angled fibers in light natural and red, or light natural and black. The red and black fibers angle in opposite directions.