Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Akimel O'odham (Pima) peoples
  • basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • willow, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 9.5 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 3/4 x 7 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2420

The round coiled basket has a flat bottom and almost straight sides. It has a dark rim, a key-like pattern, and rounded bars around the perimeter on the bottom.