Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Qwu’lh-hwai-pum (Klikitat) maker
  • basket, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Frazier River/Thompson River, British Columbia, Canada
  • plant fiber, buckskin, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 32 x 48.5 x 40.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 5/8 x 19 1/8 x 15 15/16 in
  • Gift from the Jedel Family Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0146

Large rectangular basket that is wider at the top than at the bottom. The basket is made from coiled plant fibers in a light brown color and decorated with imbricating in tan, red and dark brown plant fibers. On each of the four sides is a design with a square in the center and a square extension on each corner. It is a red line on the inside with a dark brown line outside of that. Below that pattern are narrow rectangles that extend below and are a checkerboard pattern in tan/red or tan/dark brown and the color combinations alternate. The short sides have three rectangles and the long sides have four rectangles. On the center of one long side and on the corner of the opposite long side are thin strips of buckskin that are pulled through the plant fibers coils.