Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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food basket
  • Haida or Tlingit peoples
  • food basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States or British Columbia, Cana
  • cedar bark, buckskin, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 19 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2376

The cylindrical basket has a flat bottom and straight sides. There are two buckskin loops sewn near the rim opposite each other. There is a darker band near the top, but it is undecorated otherwise.