Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with lid
  • unknown Koasati (Coushatta) maker
  • basket with lid, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Louisiana, United States
  • pine needles, pine cones, raffia, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 14 x 20 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/2 x 7 7/8 in height with lid
  • Gift of Dorwin Lamkin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2484.a,b

The globular basket (2007.2484.a) has a domed lid (2007.2482.b). The exposed pine needle bundles are a medium brown and are bound with light natural colored raffia on both pieces. The basket has half-pinecones on the shoulder, with green raffia stitched leaves. The lid also has three half pinecones with green raffia leaves. Lid has a lip to sit into the basket.