Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wall basket
  • Mi'kmaq peoples
  • wall basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • plant fiber, thread, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 46 x 29 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 18 1/8 x 11 3/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2460

The woven panel has a pocket at the bottom, formed by folding the bottom edge of the panel up, and securing it with two lengths of plant fiber, leaving all three sides open. The panel and pocket are woven of red fibers. The center of the panel and the pocket are each decorated with possibly red flowers with green stems, cut outs of the same plant fiber used to weave the base. Green splints of the same plant fiber are cut into very thin strips, but left attached at the ends, and doubled into heart-like loops. The pocket and panel are edged with these green loops.