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Basket Box

3 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (8.9 x 9.5 x 19.7 cm)

Unknown, Shuswap Nation
First Nations (Canada)

Object Type: Basketry
Medium and Support: Cherry bark fibers
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Henry A. Strong
Accession Number: 1922.27
Location: Currently on view
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Many traditional basket forms were reduced in size for sale to non-Natives. The design of this small Thompson River Salish basket with an attached lid was most likely based on a larger model originally designed for storage.
[Gallery label text, 2009]

Provenance
Lucretia Cushman (nee Johnson), Tacoma, Washington; sold to Mrs. Henry A. Strong, Rochester, New York; given to the Gallery in 1922

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