Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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gourd basket
  • Ruth Cole
  • gourd basket, 1989
  • Where object was made: Wagoner, Oklahoma, United States
  • gourd, honeysuckle root, burning, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 19 x 17 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 7 1/2 x 6 11/16 in
  • Gift of Barbara Waggoner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2103

The round gourd bottom has a woven basketry shoulder and neck. The woodburned image is of a girl weaving a basket, with a dog, a rabbit, and two large plants.