Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Xwsepsum (Esquimault) Peoples
  • bowl, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10.5 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 1/8 x 5 7/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2437

The round woven basket has a rounded bottom. The sides are nearly straight, but do flare a bit. It has a medium brown field color and a faded red band near the edge of the bottom. There is a thinner faded red band near the rim.