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Art of the Americas: July 2008–June 2009


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Carrying basket (or coiled pack basket)

about 1890
Overall: 30.5 x 26 cm (12 x 10 1/4 in.)
Coiled cedar and spruce, completely imbricated with bear grass, wild cherry bark, and horsetail or dyed cedar bark

Classification: Basketry

Culture: Native American (Lataxat [Klikitat])

Object Place: Columbia River area, Washington

Accession number: 2008.1503

Description: Fully imbricated carrying basket with "Geese in Flight" pattern; rim has nine carrying loops.

Provenance/Ownership History: Acquired by the donors at a Seahawk Auction, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada, in June 2006, lot 98. (Accession Date: December 17, 2008)

Gift of Arthur Beale and Teri Hensick