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Cooking Basket

Culture Skokomish
Title Cooking Basket
Date 1860–1870
Medium Fiber and dye
Dimensions Object: 12 × 15 × 19 1/4 in. (30.5 × 38.1 × 48.9 cm)
Overall: 12 × 15 × 19 1/4 in. (30.5 × 38.1 × 48.9 cm)
Credit Line Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 79.54.1

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About this Work

Among the Skokomish peoples baskets range from the ceremonial to the everyday. This basket for example, was utilized in cooking. Historically, baskets were greatly valued and sometimes passed from one generation to the next, from mother to daughter.

The center vertical motif of concentric rectangles is a common motif in Skokomish basketry.

Provenance research is ongoing for this and many other items in the Eskenazi Museum of Art permanent collection. For more information about the provenance of this artwork, please contact the department curator with specific questions.

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"Cooking Basket | Collections Online." Collections Online. Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University, 2024.