Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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unfinished basket
  • unknown Kwih-dich-chuh-aht (Makah) maker
  • unfinished basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States
  • cedar bark, bear grass?, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6.5 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 1/2 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2558

The bottom portion of the basket has a square cedar bark bottom and the sides are about two inches tall, with cedar bark strips left loose at the top of the woven portion. The woven portion is a light natural color with thin stripes near the bottom of the basket in red, white and brown.