Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wedding basket
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • wedding basket, early 1900s–1925
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • plant fiber, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 11.5 x 41 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 1/2 x 16 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2391
Label Text

The round 3-rod coiled basket has a flat bottom and flared sides and a yellow-orange field. There is an incomplete band of dyed orange fibers, with a band of black triangles above and below, known as a "wedding basket" design.