Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Swinomish peoples
  • basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • plant fiber, cotton, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 10 x 6.5 x 16 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 6 1/4 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2654

The small rectangular basket has a narrow base with a light brown bottom and vertical fibers and lighter horizontal fibers. It has a very open weave, except for the rim. A strip of cotton cloth in black, white and red plaid is threaded through the top band of openweave, leaving a loop on one long side.