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: United States
  • plant fiber, wood, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 21 x 23 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 8 1/4 x 9 1/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2516

The round basket has a wooden handle that is continuous with a ridge through the bottom of the basket and perpindicular to the rim. The handle is stabilized at either end with a large diamond shape of fibers wrapped around the rim and handle. The distinctive horizontal ridged pattern of weave is sometimes called a "melon basket" or an "egg basket."