Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with handles
  • unknown Mi'kmaq maker
  • basket with handles, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 44 x 17 x 35 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 17 5/16 x 6 11/16 x 13 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2466

The tote-like basket has two handles and a narrow rectangular base with tall sides. There are two bands of weft fibers, the one near the top and the one near the bottom, are pulled out and twisted. The handles are wrapped. It is a medium/light brown color.