Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • willow, martynia, bear grass, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 18 x 42 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 7 1/16 x 16 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2226

The conical coiled basket has a small foot at the bottom. It is decorated with human figures in two sizes. There is dark whipstitch on what remains of the rim.