Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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lidded basket
  • Seminole peoples
  • lidded basket, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • plant fiber, birch bark, string, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 8 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 1/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2228

The small cauldron shaped basket has three feet. The lid is attached with a green string "hinge." The grass fibers are held together with black thread. The bottom of the basket and top center of the lid are circles of birch bark. There is a small grass bundle handle on the lid.