Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket with handles
  • Seminole peoples
  • small basket with handles, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Southeastern United States
  • plant fiber, coconut fiber, thread, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 6 x 10 x 12.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 3/8 x 3 7/8 x 4 7/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2481
Label Text

The round basket has a slight constriction for a neck and dark brown coconut fibers for a bottom. The sides are made of a light natural colored plant fiber, with stitches made by threads spaced about an inch apart, forming vertical stripes. The thread near the bottom is red, the middle band is light blue, including the binding on the two handles, and the top band is bound with dark yellow thread. The handles are two small loops created by coils pulled from the basket.