Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket
  • unknown Cowichan maker
  • small basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10.5 x 18 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 1/8 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2645

The round basket has a decorative rim of medium brown that is stitched on at regular intervals giving a scalloped appearance. The flat bottom is woven out of cedar bark. The sides are mostly light natural with sporadic vertical black fibers and two bands of interupted black fibers, giving a plaid-like appearance.