Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Tohono O'odham (Papago) maker
  • basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • yucca, bear grass, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 16 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/4 x 10 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2281

The round, coiled basket has a flat bottom and flared sides. The yucca fibers are darker than usual in a medium brown tone. There are four dark cross outlines. One coil creates an open zig zag near the rim. There is a band of dark oblique lines above the openwork.