Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Diameter: 15 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 7/8 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2662

The cylindrical basket has slightly flared sides, a flat bottom, and a scalloped rim. The cedar body is decorated wtih oblique bands of crosses in black or red, each with light natural centers.