Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with handle
  • unknown Mbyá maker
  • basket with handle, late 1800s–1982
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • reed, wood, metal, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 23 x 23 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 1/16 x 9 1/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. and Celia Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4811

The basket has a square bottom, a round rim and one handle. The body is light tan with a herringbone weave. The rim and handle are both made from a splint of wood, wrapped with dark brown plant fibers and decorated with triangles made from light colored plant fibers.

The wood handle is nailed to the wooden rim.