Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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storage basket
  • Akimel O'odham (Pima) or Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • storage basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • willow, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 28 x 28 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 11 x 11 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2333

The coiled olla-like jar is decorated with oblique bands of dark diamonds joined at the points and a band of triangles on the shoulder and neck. The rim is wrapped with dark fibers.