Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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large basket
  • Cherokee or Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) peoples
  • large basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • plant fiber, wood, paint, metal, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 40 x 59 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 15 3/4 x 23 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2773

The round basket has a flat square bottom and a round wooden rim with two rectangular handles on the opposing sides. There are wide vertical splints that are nailed to the rim. The horiztonal splints are about half the width. The exterior surface is painted blue-green.