Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with beaded rim
  • Modoc peoples
  • basket with beaded rim, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Cailfornia, United States
  • plant fiber, yarn, wool cloth, weaving, beading, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 12 x 20 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 3/4 x 7 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2126

The round basket probably initally had straight sides. It has a medium brown field with yarn decoration woven in. There is a bottom band of closely placed red triangles, a middle band of spaced red triangles and a top band, near the rim, of blue and red alternating triangles. There is a deep band of red wool fabric around the rim, beaded on the exterior surface in blocks of yellow beads and multi-colored beads and alternating blue and yellow triangles. The bottom center is raised.