Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Becky C.
    active: United States
  • basket, late 1800s–1930
  • Where object was made: California, United States
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 16 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/4 x 9 13/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2381

The round basket has straight sides and a wrapped rim. The field is created by alternating light and dark fibers. The dark decorations are created by eliminating light fibers. There is a band of dark parallelogram outlines (some with the bottom left corner cut off) near the rim and a band of clusters of dark oblique lines near the bottom. There is a thin solid dark brown line, then a solid green line at the bottom.