Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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storage basket
  • Thompson River Salish peoples
  • storage basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Diameter: 29 x 47 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 11 3/8 x 18 1/2 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2299

The large round basket has slightly flared sides, a small shoulder, and a rim. It is decorated with four oblique lines, each in black, light and red fibers. The shoulder has small checkerboards. The sides are made with wrapped splints and the bottom and shoulder are wrapped bundles.