Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with lid
  • unknown Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) or Mi'kmaq (Micmac) maker
  • basket with lid, late 1800s–mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Canada or United States
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 32 x 23.5 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 12 5/8 x 9 1/4 in height with lid
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2277.a,b

The tall cylindrical basket (2007.2277.a) has bands of purple and green and three bands of curlicues created by pulling weft fibers out and twisting. The lid (2007.2277.b) has a band of narrow purple fibers in the center, then green, then a single band of curlicues near the edge. There is one wide band of green on the side of the lid and a green loop handle.