Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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storage basket
  • Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) peoples
  • storage basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 20 x 28 x 37 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 7 7/8 x 11 x 14 9/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2623

The rectangular basket has rounded corners. The sides bulge slightly near the top. The cedar wrapped rim is slightly recessed, indicating there may once have been a lid. The exterior is completely covered with imbricated decoration consisting of a light natural field with dark brown deticular lines in a vertical orientation.