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, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 67 x 45.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 26 3/8 x 17 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2774

The large bottle-shaped basket has a bulging bottom and a short, wide neck. It has a square base. The vertical and horizontal splints are about the same width. One splint near the middle of the basket sits on top of the surface, wrapped with a second splint. It is a light natural color but is otherwise undecorated. The basket is noticeably lopsided.