Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basketry covered vase
  • Maidu peoples
  • basketry covered vase, 1900
  • plant fiber, glass, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 23 x 10.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 1/16 x 4 1/8 in
  • Gift of Dorwin Lamkin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2429

The glass vase narrows as it goes up and has a flared lip. It is covered with woven plant fibers. It has a light natural colored field decorated with two purple whales, two pink seabirds, and a pink boat with three human figures and a large bow. The green decorative band just under the lip has a red zigzag.

The bottom has a pink sunburst in the center and a band around the perimeter.