Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wall basket
  • unknown Mi'kmaq (Micmac) maker
  • wall basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 35 x 37 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 3/4 x 14 9/16 x 5 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2455

The woven panel has a rectangular basket at the bottom. The top edge of the panel is stepped, tapering to a point with a loop. It is decorated with alternating horizontal stripes of purple and purple weft fibers that have been pulled out and twisted. The basket has one purple stripe and one band of purple twisted fibers. There is a vertical element from the second purple stripe on the panel to the front of the basket that is wrapped with purple fibers.