Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with two handles
  • Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) or Mi'kmaq (Micmac) peoples
  • basket with two handles, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Canada or United States
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 32 x 17 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 12 5/8 x 6 11/16 x 10 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2506

The rectangular tote-like basket has two handles, one on each long side. It is woven from plant splints dyed red, dark blue, and green. The bands of weft fibers are pulled out and twisted into loops. Each handle is wrapped with green fibers.