Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Nlaka’pamux (Thompson River Salish) maker
  • basket, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Thompson River, British Columbia, Canada
  • plant fiber, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 x 30.5 x 21.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/2 x 12 x 8 7/16 in
  • Gift from the Jedel Family Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0147

Rectangular coiled basket which flares out at the top. The exterior of the basket is decorated with imbrication in light tan, red, and brown. At the top edge is a thin band of alternating tan, brown and red in a straight line. Below that is a band that is three coils wide. The top and bottom coils are red and the middle coil alternates tan and brown. This wider band also repeats in the middle of the basket and at the bottom. In between these bands there are smaller decorative elements that are shaped like rectangles with red borders and two tan squares inside.