Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Mescalero Apache maker
  • basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • plant fiber, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 16.5 x 20.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/2 x 8 1/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2262

The globular 3-rod coiled basket has stepped green lines and fibers that are so faded they are only visible inside. It is noticeably lopsided.