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: 31 x 27.5 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 3/16 x 10 13/16 x 3 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2456
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Description

The woven panel has a rectangular basket at the bottom edge. The top edge is stepped, tapereing to a point with a loop for hanging. The weft elements on the panel are thin orange fibers with two bands of wider pink fibers, pulled out and twisted. The weft elements on the basket appear as stripes with thinner pink and thicker orange fibers. The vertical element stretching from the point to the front of the basket is wrapped with orange fibers.