Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Kwih-dich-chuh-aht (Makah) maker
  • basket, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Neah Bay, Washington, United States
  • plant fiber, cedar bark, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7.5 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 15/16 x 5 7/8 in
  • Gift from the Jedel Family Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0154

Small round basketry bowl, with a flat bottom and slightly wider at the top than at the bottom. The top edge is decorated with a wrapped coil of plant fiber in a wave-like pattern that is attached to the edge, then comes up to a slight point. The center of the bottom is plaited cedar bark. Decorating the sides are four swastika patterns around the center, two thin red bands at the top edge, and two thin red bands and one green band at the bottom edge.