Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket
  • unknown Lhaq'temish (Lummi) maker
  • small basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: San Juan Island, Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 12 x 10 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 3/4 x 3 7/8 x 5 7/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2423

The relatively tall basket has a square bottom. There are three decorative bands near the middle height of the basket. It has a dark brow field color consisting of a checkerboard band flanked by medium brown field color checkerboard bands. It has a woven rim.

It was used to hold fruit or food.