Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with lid
  • unknown Aniyunwiya (Cherokee) maker
  • basket with lid, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 16 x 29 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/4 x 11 3/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2250.a,b

The round woven basket (2007.2250.a) has a flat bottom and slightly flared sides. The rim of the basket has an open weave scallop and the woven body has dark red-purple vertical stripes alternating with a light natural and a band at the top and bottom. The lid (2007.2250.b) has two bands of dark red-purple and a small handle in the center.