Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket with lid
  • unknown Kwih-dich-chuh-aht (Makah) maker
  • small basket with lid, 1940
  • cedar bark, bear grass, plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 6 x 9 x 12.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 3/8 x 3 1/2 x 4 7/8 in
  • Gift of Dorwin Lamkin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2465.a,b

The oval basket (2007.2465.a) has a cedar bark and bear grass bottom. It has a pink border around the cedar rectangle on the bottom and a light natural field. There is a thin purple band at the bottom. It has a dark green boat with two figures on one side, and a dark green boat with three figures on the other side. There is a dark green duck-like bird on either end. The lid (2007.2465.b) has a purple sawtooth band and four purple ducks.