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Basket Lid

Object Number:82-12-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Makah (uncertain)
Nootka (uncertain)
Provenience: Washington (U. S. State)
Cape Flattery
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Materials:Cedar Bark
Height: 4.3 cm
Length: 8.7 cm
Width: 5.4 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Jean Baber, 1982


Small oval basket with lid; woven from cedar bark and sea grasses. Dun colored with woven whaling design, greenish black on sides, red on lid. Makah baskets are distinguished by there diminutive size and rounded or oval shape. They were designed to store personal trinkets and frequently had lids. The baskets frequently display scenes similar to the one on this basket, demonstrating this cultures dependence on sea mammals.

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