Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with lid
  • Country Unknown
  • basket with lid, late 1800s–2007
  • plant fiber, wire, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 18 x 36 cm height includes handle
    Object Height/Diameter: 7 1/16 x 14 1/8 in height includes handle
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3656.a,b

The globular basket (2007.3656.a) has a handle and lid (2007.3656.b). The basket has an open weave pattern with bands of solid triangles around the bottom and top and open diamonds around the sides. There is a very small solid foot at the bottom. The handles are woven and the lid is flat with a flat round knob. The open weave pattern has a short spiral pattern and interior surface that shows the original purple pattern. There is a lip to sit into the basket. The handle is shaped with wire.