Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with lid
  • Makah peoples
  • basket with lid, 1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10.5 x 10 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 1/8 x 3 7/8 in height with lid
  • Gift of Dorwin Lamkin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2197.a,b

The small round, urn-shaped basket (2007.2197.a) has a lid (2007.2197.b) with a small purple knob. The basket is decorated with a thin band of purple and another of green. There are two purple duck-like birds and two pink boats with three people each.