Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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square basket
  • Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) or Mi'kmaq (Micmac) peoples
  • square basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Canada or United States
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 12 x 25 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 3/4 x 9 13/16 x 9 13/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2572

The square basket has one band of light nautral looped decorative fibers near the light purple rim. The body of the basket is made of alternating light purple and natural fibers, giving a checkerboard appearance. It has a light natural bottom.