Miniature Round Basket

Miniature Round Basket

early 1900s


Diameter: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

Presented by William Albert Price in memory of Mrs. William Albert Price 1917.541


Gallery 231- Native North American Basket Rotation


Miniature baskets were made to demonstrate the basket maker’s virtuoso skill; these tiny marvels seem to be no exception—the smallest are just a few millimeters wide but still patterned. Such fine work required dexterity both in weaving and in harvesting and preparing the plant materials used to create the basket.

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