Object photography

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Object description

  • Northwest Coast artist
  • Basket, before 1922
  • Wood, root, bark
  • Thompson River, British Columbia, Northwest Coast, Canada
  • L: 13 5/8 in, W: 10 1/2 in, D: 8 5/8 in (L: 34.6 cm, W: 26.7 cm, D: 21.9 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Samuel E. Cassino, 1922
  • E18824


This is a basket of heavy construction. It has a split wood frame at the bottom and up the sides over which split root has been woven. A decorative pattern is brought about by overlay of outer bark surface of some plant material in vertical bands. The colors are brown and black on a light brown background.