Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bead covered basket
  • unknown Paiute or Washoe maker
  • bead covered basket, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Pinta, Nevada, United States
  • willow, coiling, beading
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 15/16 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2096

The small round basket of willow is one rod coiled. It is covered in peyote stitch beadwork with a red field and a band of white with with green triangles above and below. White outlines the triangles and there are dark blue outlines around the line and triangles. Small dark blue chevrons are outlined with green between the triangles. There is a band of white and green diamonds around the rim and at the base of the basket and three white triangles, outlined in blue, on the bottom.