Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Yokuts peoples
  • basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: California, United States
  • deer grass, bracken fern root, sedge root, redbud, coiling
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 20 x 29 x 39 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 7 7/8 x 11 3/8 x 15 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2340

The oval coiled basket has a flat shoulder and short neck. There are two bands of "rattlesnake" design (a dark band with brown diamonds outlined with a field of color) on the sides of the basket. The shoulder is decorated with a brown zigzag. The neck has a brown ring at the top and bottom joined by regularly spaced vertical lines.