Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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lidded basket
  • Mescalero Apache peoples
  • lidded basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • plant fiber, buckskin, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 12 x 21 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 3/4 x 8 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2094

The round 3-rod coiled basket is made of light fibers. It has six repeats of a vertical orange rectangle with black on the long sides. It has a buckskin strip tied near the top and the lid is tied on with another strip of buckskin. The lid is flat with a raised coil lip to sit into the base. There are three dark blue bars on the lid. It has a small buckskin loop handle.