Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Mono, Timbisha (Panamint Shoshone), or Yokuts peoples
  • basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: California, United States
  • sedge root, bracken fern root, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 14 x 27.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/2 x 10 13/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2351

The round coiled basket has flared sides and a flat shoulder and neck. It is decorated with four bands of "rattlesnake" motif, dark bands with diamond outlines. These bands are intersected with two vertical rows opposite each other, of stacked parallel bars, extending from base to neck.