Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with lid
  • Native Alaskan peoples
  • basket with lid, 1987
  • Where object was made: Hooper Bay, Alaska, United States
  • rye grass, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 19 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Dorwin Lamkin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2436.a,b

The cylindrical basket (2007.2436.a) flares as it goes up. It has a small shoulder and a light natural field of color. It is decorated with sets of three horizontal lines, the middle one is longer than that above or below (like a hot dog in a bun). The middle line is pink with a purple outside, or the middle line is purple with pink above and below.

The lid (2007.2436.b) is slightly domed to the center knob. It is undecorated and sits into the basket.