Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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tool basket
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • tool basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Mora, Washington, United States
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 9 x 9.5 x 28 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 11 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2632

The narrow rectangular basket has tall sides made of plant fiber splints that are woven together with a horiztonal element at regular, spaced intervals. The bottom is a long narrow rectangle of wide fibers that are divided before they are woven as the sides. The rim has more tightly woven horizontal elements, rather than spaced.