Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Saanich peoples
  • basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • plant fiber, cedar bark, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 12.5 x 13 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2639

The rectangular basket has rounded corners and slightly bulging sides and a light brown body. There are four bands of light natural decorative fibers over the top of the cedar and they are separated by bands of light brown. Two of the decorative bands are light natural "X" shapes over medium brown. Two decorative bands are vertical light natural and medium brown stripes.