Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Tlingit peoples
  • basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States or British Columbia, Cana
  • plant fiber, beaer grass?, weaving dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10 x 20 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 7/8 x 7 7/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2535

The round basket has flared sides, a flat bottom, and a medium brown field. There is a band of black and white stripes around the middle and thin bands of red and black at the top and bottom. The rim is wrapped with a lighter brown fiber than the field color.