Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) or Mi'kmaq (Micmac) maker
  • basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Canada or United States
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 15 x 25 cm height includes handle
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 7/8 x 9 13/16 in height includes handle
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2517

The round basket has one band of decorative looped fibers near the rim. One thick splint is wrapped at the bottom as a foot. One small circular ring handle is attached to the rim. The looped fibers and the weft fibers between the decorative band and the foot are dyed green. The remaining fibers appear to be their natural color.