Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket
  • unknown Chitimacha or Ishak (Atakapa) maker
  • small basket, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Louisiana, United States
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5 x 7 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 15/16 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2110

The small basket has a squared base but rounded sides. Most of the basket is a light yellow. There is a band of pink with a thin band of purple above and below. The purple band is next to the rim.