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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: 28 x 33 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 x 13 x 5 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2454
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Description

The woven panel has a rectangular basket on the bottom. The panel has a stepped top edge that tapers to a point with a small loop. The panel is decorated with a red stripe, and natural colored fibers twisted over the top of the red, and a green stripe with red colored fibers twisted over the top. The basket has a red band with green fibers twisted over the top and a natural colored band with green fibers twisted over the top. A vertical element stretches from the red stripe on the panel to the front of the basket.