Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with handle
  • unknown Tohono O'odham (Papago) maker
  • basket with handle, late 1800s–1990
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • yucca, bear grass, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 15 x 16.5 cm height includes handle
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 7/8 x 6 1/2 in height includes handle
  • Transfer from the Johnson County Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2124

The round coiled basket has a handle spanning the top. It has a flat bottom and straight sides. It is undecorated. There are dark stitches, probably martynia, at the base of the handle.