Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with handle
  • Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • basket with handle, late 1800s–mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • yucca, martynia, bear grass, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 14 x 18.5 cm height includes handle
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/2 x 7 1/4 in height includes handle
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2119

The coiled, round basket has a flat bottom and flared sides. The arched handle spans the top. It has a light field with a dark stepped line that repeats three times.