Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with handle
  • unknown Aniyunwiya (Cherokee) maker
  • basket with handle, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Southeastern United States
  • plant fiber, wood, iron, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 34 x 43 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 13 3/8 x 16 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2305

The basket has a wooden handle, a rim, and a center support on the rounded bottom. It has wide warp splints and narrower weft fibers. The nature of the fibers appears to have dictated an open weave. The handle appears to have a nail at each end through the rim.