Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Nlaka’pamux (Thompson River Salish) maker
  • basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: British Columbia, Canada
  • spruce root, weaving, dyeing, false embroidering
  • Object Height/Diameter: 15.5 x 22 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/8 x 8 5/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2589

The cylindrical basket has slightly flared sides, a scalloped rim, and a medium brown field. It is decorated with three vertical stripes of three parallelograms in red and light natural horizontal stripes.