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: 37.5 x 37 x 13 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 3/4 x 14 9/16 x 5 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2453
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Description

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. The panel is decorated with alternating stripes of green weft, and green weft fibers pulled out and twisted over the top of natural colored fibers. The basket has two rows of green twisted fibers and the edge is solid green. There is a vertical element stretching between the top step and the front of the basket which has been wrapped in green fibers.