Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with handles
  • Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) or Mi'kmaq (Micmac) peoples
  • basket with handles, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Canada or United States
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 24 x 14 x 23 cm height with handles
    Object Height/Width/Length: 9 7/16 x 5 1/2 x 9 1/16 in height with handles
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2431

The rectangular basket has a long narrow base and two handles, one on each long side of the rectangle. The handles and most of the body are dark pink. There are two bands of yellow fibers, where the weft element has been pulled out and twisted.