Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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canasto grande (large basket)
  • Mexico
  • canasto grande (large basket), 1989
  • Where object was made: Tlacolula de Matamoros, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 61 x 61 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 24 x 24 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5513

The very large nearly cylindrical basket's bottom is slightly smaller than the top. It was woven from wide splints of bamboo-like plant fiber.