Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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canasto (basket with handle)
  • Valley Zapotec peoples
  • canasto (basket with handle), 1989
  • Where object was made: Ocotlán de Morelos, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 28 x 35 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 11 x 13 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4859

The large round basket has slightly flaring sides. The wide handle spans the opening. The handle and rim are wrapped with wide plant fibers while the weft fibers of the body are very narrow. It is undecorated.

It was used for shopping.