Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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lidded basket with handles
  • Seminole peoples
  • lidded basket with handles, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • plant fiber, string, wire, weaving, braiding, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 28 x 19 x 33 cm height includes handles
    Object Height/Width/Length: 11 x 7 1/2 x 13 in height includes handles
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2081

The rectangular woven basket has a flat, hinged lid, and two flexible handles. The body of the basket is woven of light colored fibers and braided fibers which have been dyed green. Both loop handles are braids of dyed green braided fibers. The handles are stitched on with black string. The lid is woven from light fibers only edged with a bundle of grass wrapped with black string.