Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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"elbow" basket
  • Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) peoples
  • "elbow" basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 33 x 33.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 13 x 13 3/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1044

This is a "V" shaped wall basket, with two openings, and a handle spanning the space between. The woven portions are a light tan with bands of red and darker fibers. The shared portion of the basket is a dark brown.