Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wall basket
  • unknown Mi'kmaq maker
  • wall basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 50 x 26 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 5/8 x 10 1/4 x 5 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2457

The woven panel has two rectangular baskets on the front. The top edge of the panel is stepped, tapering to a point where the warp element has been doubled over to form a loop for hanging. The panel and baskets are decorated with purple stripes. The vertical element stretches from near the top of the panel to the front of the top basket then the bottom basket. The rims of the baskets are wrapped with purple fibers.