Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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storage basket with two handles
  • unknown Musqueam maker
  • storage basket with two handles, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: British Columbia, Canada or Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 24 x 22 x 39.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 9 7/16 x 8 5/8 x 15 1/2 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2595

The rectangular basket has flared sides and a short handle on the rim of each long side. The long sides are decorated with two sets of stacked diamonds: the bottom diamond is black with a dot in the center and the top diamond is black with another white diamond outline inside. The short sides have three stacked chevrons in red and white and a red and white triangle in the space below the handle. The rim and handles alternate black blocks with medium brown field colored blocks.