Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket
  • North or Central America
  • small basket, late 1800s–mid 1900s
  • plant fiber, weaving, braiding, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 8.5 x 6 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2401

The small cylindrical basket has a square bottom with rounded sides and shoulder. There are two thin bands near the shoulder where the weft fibers have been pulled out and twisted, and there are two thin bands of darker natural fibers that have been pulled out and twisted. The rim is braided.