Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) or Mi'kmaq (Micmac) peoples
  • basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Canada or United States
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 13 x 12 x 16.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 5 1/8 x 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2458

The basket has a square bottom and slightly rounded corners. Red warp elements and natural colored weft elements give an overall checkerboard appearance. One band of natural colored weft fibers are pulled out and twisted, near the rim.