Basket

Native American (possibly Makah)
about 1920


Object Place: Washington, United States

Dimensions

15.87 x 17.78 x 17.78 cm (6 1/4 x 7 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

1990.161

Medium or Technique

Cedar bark and bear grass

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Basketry

Plain twined cylindrical basket having a clustered double and single band of false embroidery in yellow bear grass one and three quarters of an inch from the rim and three quarters of an inch from the base. Between these borders are two birds, possibly a duck and a thunderbird, also in false embroidery in yellow and brown bear grass repeated twice around the circumference of the basket. A three-strand twined braid forms the rim of the basket. Excellent condition; one speck of white substance inside of bowl one inch from center.

Provenance

Mrs. Robert deForest. To Mrs. Morgan K. Smith by 1960. Gift of Mrs. Morgan K. Smith in 1990.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Morgan K. Smith