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: 8 x 22 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 1/8 x 8 5/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2551

The round basket has straight sides and a flat bottom. It has a medium brown field. The outside is decorated with a thin band of red and white oblique lines on the top and a thin band of black and white oblique lines on the bottom. The center of the bottom on the inside is decorated with an imbricated spiral-like design in red and white.