Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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shallow basket
  • Venezuela
  • shallow basket, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Venezuela
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 5.5 x 29 x 32 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 3/16 x 11 7/16 x 12 5/8 in
  • Gift of Barbara Waggoner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6865

The very shallow circular basket has a herringbone weave. It has a light natural and black checkerboard on the outside with chevrons in the between squares. There are two thin black dotted lines on the interior and a small loop on the rim. The plant fiber loop is tied on the rim opposite the ends of the rim which stick out.