Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with handle
  • Cherokee peoples
  • basket with handle, early-mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 21 x 19.5 x 22 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 8 1/4 x 7 5/8 x 8 5/8 in
  • Gift of Dorwin Lamkin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2587

The round basket has a handle of twisted fiber that is perpendicular to the rim and is continuous with a ridge through the bottom of the basket which gives a distinctive ridged appearance. The woven portion is striped with red, pink and light natural. The handle and the diamonds of woven strips attaching the handle are light natural. There is a ring of plant fiber on the bottom that acts as a foot, which is partially wrapped with red fibers.