Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Lower Elwha Nux Sklai Yem (Klallam) maker
  • basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 17 x 17 x 27.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 6 11/16 x 6 11/16 x 10 13/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2657

The rectangular basket is woven from wide strips of cedar. The horizontal strips are the widest, with thin twined strips between every two wide strips. There is a narrow strip tied from one long side to the other as a handle.