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: United States
  • plant fiber, leather, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 21.5 x 19.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 8 7/16 x 7 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2167

The tall coiled basket has a bulbous base, and wide cylindrical neck. The shape is irregular. The leather loop inside the neck was probably part of an external handle at one time.