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Plains Indian Museum

Lower Pacific Northwest 9 Makah 12
bear grass 45 cedar bark 11
basket 234
late 19th century-early 20th century
basket height: 2.125 in, Diameter: 4 in, lid height: .625 in, lid diameter: 3.875 in
Credit Line:
Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot
Recreation and Ritual/Gifts and Novelty. Trinket basket with lid: Round twined basket, straight sides with woven cedar bark rim, flat bottom has plaited cedar bark slats in center and twining over slats, sides are wrap twined with beargrass in natural yellow and 2 bands around bottom in dyed red with 4 dyed black birds above bands. Round twined flat lid at 5/8" side, wrap twined with beargrass in natural yellow and dyed black large central circle surrounded by a yellow and a black band, side has two narrow dyed red bands around lower edge. Basket rim broken and missing pieces.
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