Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, weaving, imbricating, false embroidering
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 16 x 31.5 x 29 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 6 1/4 x 12 3/8 x 11 3/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2579

This basket was probably rectangular at one point, though it is oval. It has a rectangular cedar bark bottom. The sides have a medium brown field. It is decorated with three bands of dark brown and light natural vertical stripes and two bands, one near the rim and one near the base, of light natural and dark brown oblique stripes. The rim has and imbricated checkerboard pattern in light natural and dark brown.