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, weaving, braiding
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 14 x 14.5 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 5 1/2 x 5 11/16 x 10 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2360

The oval basket has a handle spanning the long axis of the basket. The horizontal fibers vary in width and are the widest at the middle and they narrow at the ends to come together at the ends. The vertical plant fibers are the same size for their entire length. There is a single braided band about 1/4 of the overall length from each end.