Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket with lid
  • unknown Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) or Mi'kmaq (Micmac) maker
  • small basket with lid, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Canada or United States
  • sweetgrass, split ash, velvet, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 8 x 12.5 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 1/8 x 4 7/8 in height with lid
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2561.a,b
Label Text

The round basket has straight sides (2007.2561.a) and a flat lid (2007.2561.b) with edges that sit down over the basket. It has a medium brown field on both pieces. There is a red rim and band just below the rim. The exterior bottom is red. The spoke-like center of the lid is red and there is a band of red on the edge. Both pieces are lined with dark green velvet.