Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • North or Central America
  • basket, late 1800s–1926
  • plant fiber, leather, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 34 x 24 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 13 3/8 x 9 7/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2303

The cylindrical basket is woven from plant fiber. Originally it was a light colored field, decorated with stepped yellow lines and dark brown plant fiber edging. The large hole near the bottom has been repaired by stitching a dark leather patch to the basket. The small hole opposite the large hole has been repaired with a small light colored leather patch. The bottom is raised in the center.