Covered basket

Native American (Nootka or Makah)
1900–20


Object Place: Canada, Lower Pacific Northwest

Dimensions

5.71 cm (2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1993.730a-b

Medium or Technique

Cedar bark, bear grass, red and purple aniline dye

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Basketry

Cylindrical twined body of has two narrow bands of red decoration at base; near mibble are wave-like designs that alternate in purple and red around body. Base is plaited. Rim is plaited and braided. Cover has circular center in red with two more circular designs moving to edge. Repeat of wave-like designs on cover. Small losses to edge of cover.

Provenance

Margret Craver Withers collection (acquired in Mexico and Guatemala) by 1972; to MFA, November 1993, gift of Margret Craver Withers.

Credit Line

Gift of Margret Craver Withers