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, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 61 x 59 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 24 x 23 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2772

The large round basket has a flat bottom. It is roughly barrel-shaped and has a wooden rim. The sides bulge slightly. It is woven with wide vertical splints and norrow horizontal splints. It is medium brown and undecorated.