Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Ojibwe (Ojibwa) maker
  • basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or Canada
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 11 x 16.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 5/16 x 6 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2469

The round basket has a square bottom. The weaving pattern is noticeably diagonal, giving a herringbone effect over most of the surface of the basket. There is a wide band of longer, dark fibers near the bottom oriented in an oblique direction, with a narrower band above and below. The light fibers are oriented in the opposite direction.