Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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miniature basket
  • unknown Guaraní maker
  • miniature basket, late 1800s–1965
  • Where object was made: São Paulo, Brazil
  • plant fiber, reed, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 19 x 3 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 7 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6214

The small piece of reed is split into strips and woven into a long, cylindrical basket. There is a short twisted plant fiber strap at the open end. There are pink woven fibers at the open end and dark brown fibers at the closed end. The solid piece of reed is also pink. It is a light natural color otherwise.