Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with handle
  • South America
  • basket with handle, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: South America
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 15 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 7/8 x 4 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5431

The small basket has a cylindrical body and a handle that spans the opening. It has a very open hexagonal weave with relatively wide plant fibers. The handle is wrapped. The top and bottom horizontal elements appear to be a faint green and the middle horizontal element appears red.