Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with lid
  • Josephine Robinson
  • basket with lid, 1977
  • Where object was made: Minnesota, United States
  • ash wood, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 9 x 10.5 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 1/2 x 4 1/8 in height with lid
  • Gift of Dorwin Lamkin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2231.a,b

The small round basket (2007.2231.a) has a lid (2007.2231.b). Both pieces have multi-colored warp (light green, dark green, light blue, dark blue, purple and red), and natural colored weft. The wide weft fibers on the basket are pulled out and twisted, then tucked under the next warp fiber. The small wrapped handle on the lid has tassels on either end, made from the internal fibers.