Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small flat basket
  • Tlingit peoples
  • small flat basket, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Alaska, United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • plant fiber, wood, weaving, dyeing, false embroidering
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 16 x 17.5 x 5 cm height does not include handle
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 1/4 x 6 7/8 x 1 15/16 in height does not include handle
  • Gift from the Jedel Family Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0148
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Description

Basket with a long, narrow wooden bottom. It is a tall, narrow basket with three decorated bands of weaving. The middle band alternates light colored diamonds and crosses with sideways "M" shapes in dark green between. The band at the top and bottom has a light brown field with alternating green and red stepped bands. Most of the body of the basket is undecorated with an open weave.

Small woven handle is currently separate.