Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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shallow basket
  • Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) or Mi'kmaq (Micmac) peoples
  • shallow basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Canada or United States
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/8 x 10 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2566

The round shallow basket has a wide band of red decorative loops near the rim. The remainder of the basket is dark blue and natural vertical stripes, except for the center bottom, which is solid natural color. It is raised to a point in the center.