Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with lid
  • Lorena Langley
    active: United States
  • basket with lid, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: Louisiana, United States
  • pine needles, raffia, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 8 x 10.5 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 1/8 x 4 1/8 in height with lid
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2137.a,b

The small round coiled basket (2007.2137.a) is made of bundles of pine needles. The narrow base flares to a broad shoulder and narrows again. The body is undecorated. The lid (2007.2137.b) is also coiled. It is decorated with a five petaled red flower of raffia, with a yellow center and five small green leaves.