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basket with two handles
  • Makah peoples
  • basket with two handles, early-mid 1900s
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 23 x 14 x 30 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 9 1/16 x 5 1/2 x 11 3/4 in
  • Gift of Dorwin Lamkin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2582

The tote-like rectangular basket has a handle on each long side. The basket is woven of cedar bark, with a band of light plant fiber. The light band has a dark brown whale on one side, a duck on either short side, and a boat with four figures on the other long side. The band has a thin dark band and a thin light band above and below. The rim is wrapped with light plant fibers and the handles are braided from the same light fibers.