Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basketry covered jar
  • Makah peoples
  • basketry covered jar, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • plant fiber, glass, string, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 17 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 11/16 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2467
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Description

The tall, cylindrical glass jar is covered with woven plant fibers. The field color is a light brown and there are three bands of decoration, a wide light band with a center stripe of color. The bottom two are red and the top is brown. Each band is raised, giving the surface and undulating appearance. There is string tied around the jar between each band.