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 or Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, buckskin, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 31 x 42 x 34 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 12 3/16 x 16 1/2 x 13 3/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2293

The rectangular basket has flared sides. The bottom is coiled, but doesn't start in the center. The basket construction is slightly twisted. It is decorated with two bands of denticular lines, in red, light natural, black and light natural fibers. The rim has a band of dark and light blocks. There are two buckskin loops on one long side, and one buckskin loop on the opposite side, in the middle.