Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cooking basket
  • unknown Kwih-dich-chuh-aht (Makah) maker
  • cooking basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 18.5 x 20.5 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 7 1/4 x 8 1/16 x 9 13/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2618

The oval basket has a scooped bottom that straightens about halfway up the basket. It has a medium brown field and a wide band at the rim of light natural and field color in vertical stripes or checkerboard (the lines are offset). There is one strip of purple and green in this wide band. The remainder of the basket is decorated with vertical bars of diamond shaped checkerboards in light natural and black.