Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with handle
  • United States
  • basket with handle, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: United States
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 42 x 35 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 16 1/2 x 13 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2271

The round woven basket has a handle made of a wooden splint, wrapped with light fibers and decorated with dark "x's." The bowl of the basket is woven with a single kind of fiber, but decorative bands have been created by spanning one or two warp fibers. The interior surface is uniform. The handle is attached with dark fibers on the bowl. There is a dark band right under the rim.