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, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 46 x 27 x 18 cm depth is front to back
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 18 1/8 x 10 5/8 x 7 1/16 in depth is front to back
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2452

The flat panel has two rectangular baskets, one above the other. The back panel above the top basket tapers to a point, with a loop for hanging. There is one vertical element, wrapped in pink fibers, that goes from the point to the front of each basket. It is made of natural colored warp fibers. The weft fibers are dyed pink, purple and orange, and appear as stripes.