Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with lid
  • unknown Kwih-dich-chuh-aht (Makah) maker
  • basket with lid, 1979
  • Where object was made: Neah Bay, Washington, United States
  • plant fiber, cedar bark, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6.5 x 10.5 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 1/2 x 4 1/8 in height with lid
  • Gift of Dorwin Lamkin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2229.a,b

The round woven basket (2007.2229.a) has a lid (2007.2229.b). The basket has a cedar bark bottom and rim. It is decorated with four purple birds, possibly swans. There is a thin black band around the bottom. The lid has a dark blue circle with four triangles and an interrupted dark blue band at the edge.