Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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lidded basket
  • unknown Nlaka’pamux (Thompson River Salish) maker
  • lidded basket, 1940
  • Where object was made: Frazer-Thompson River, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, buckskin, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 10 x 13 x 18.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 7 1/4 in
  • Gift of Dorwin Lamkin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2591

The small rectangular basket has straight sides. The flat lid has a lip that sits into the basket. It is hinged with two strips of buckskin knotted on one long side. The sides are decorated with a continuous zigzag of red and black. The top is decorated with a four petal flower-like outline in red and black with three horizontal black stripes.