Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with lid
  • North or Central America
  • basket with lid, early-mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • plant fiber, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 14.5 x 21 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 11/16 x 8 1/4 in height with lid
  • Gift of Dorwin Lamkin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2590.a,b

The globular basket (2007.2590.a) with lid (2007.2590.b) is coiled with spaced stitches that allow the inner coil to be seen. The basket is decorated with four checkerboard diamonds. The lid is decorated with two checkerboard diamonds. It is slightly domed with a lip that sits into the basket.