Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small feathered basket
  • Alice Arroyo
    active: United States
  • small feathered basket, 1985
  • Where object was made: United States
  • quail feathers, pheasant feathers?, plant fiber, shell beads, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 15/16 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Dorwin Lamkin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2148

The small round coiled basket is covered in quail and possibly pheasant feathers on the exterior surface. The rim is decorated with small round shell beads. There are five fringes of shell beads spaced around the rim, each ending with a triangle.