Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket with lid
  • unknown Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) or Mi'kmaq (Micmac) maker
  • small basket with lid, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Canada or United States
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 14 x 16 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/2 x 6 1/4 in height with lid
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2514.a,b

The cylindrical basket (2007.2512.a) has a lid (2007.2514.b). and a purple field with three bands of decorative loops in pink, separated by green bands. The purple rim is wrapped with pink fibers. The lid is flat on top. There is a purple field with a green rim, though the interior rim is yellow. There is one band of pink loops on the side and another band of pink loops on the top.