Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Western Apache or Yavapai peoples
  • bowl, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • willow, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7.5 x 31 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 15/16 x 12 3/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2260

The 3-rod coiled bowl has a dark rim. The uppermost band has blocks of checkerboard that alternate with blocks of natural fiber. There is a band of continuous checkerboard. A dark circle in the center of the bottom and the dark lines spiralling out into a band of blocks of checkerboard alternates with blocks of natural fibers.