Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) maker
  • basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • plant fiber, wood, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 12 x 21.5 x 23 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 3/4 x 8 7/16 x 9 1/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2377

The basket has a square bottom and a round rim with a wooden support. The overall appearance of the basket it somewhat bulbous given the flexible nature of the weaving, with the bottom appearing to "spill over" the parameters of the square base.