Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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"elbow" basket
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • "elbow" basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 35 x 45 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 3/4 x 17 11/16 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2661

The "V" shaped basket has plain weaving at the juncture and open weave on each "leg." The fibers at the juncture are wide and undecorated. The open weave are bands of thin strips crossed into "X's" held together with thin twined fiber every inch or so.