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basket with lid
  • Marshall Islands
    active: Marshall Islands
  • basket with lid, late 1800s–1985
  • Where object was made: Kwajalein, Marshall Islands
  • pandanus leaves, plant fiber, cowrie shells, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 8.5 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 3/8 x 10 1/4 in
  • Gift of David and Mary Johnson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3598.a,b

This is a round basket (2007.3598.a) with a lid (2007.3598.b). The basket is round with straight sides. The coiling stitch is a light plant fiber placed at regular intervals. The lid has a very light colored flower in the center with green leaves. There is a band of cowrie shells about halfway to the edge.