Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pack basket
  • Cherokee or Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) peoples
  • pack basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • plant fiber, wood, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 30 x 32 x 49 cm
    Object Height/Width/Diameter: 11 3/4 x 12 5/8 x 19 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2296

The rectangular woven basket has a wooden rim that is slightly trapezoidal. The small rectangular cutouts near the corners on the longest side, may have accomodated a strap or tumpline. It has slightly rounded edges.