Native American (possibly Makah)
Object Place: Washington, United States
15.87 x 17.78 x 17.78 cm (6 1/4 x 7 x 7 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cedar bark and bear grass
Not On View
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.
Mrs. Robert deForest. To Mrs. Morgan K. Smith by 1960. Gift of Mrs. Morgan K. Smith in 1990.
Gift of Mrs. Morgan K. Smith