Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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lidded basket
  • unknown Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) or Mi'kmaq (Micmac) maker
  • lidded basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Canada or United States
  • plant fiber, cotton, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 11.5 x 18.5 x 20 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 1/2 x 7 1/4 x 7 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2574

The square basket has a lid hinged with thin strips of dark blue cotton. The basket is red with two side purple bands, one at the top and bottom. The flat red lid has raised purple loops in three stripes. There are small plant fiber loops on the lid and basket for closure.