Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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storage basket
  • unknown Havsuw’ Baaja (Havasupai) maker
  • storage basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 32 x 40 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 12 5/8 x 15 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2270

The woven basket in the shape of an inverted cone, has a flare at the point leading into a flat bottom. It is decorated with bands of dark brown and dyed fibers. From top to bottom; there is solid red (near the rim), two thin dark brown bands, a thicker band of oblique red and green lines, a thick dark brown band with two thin red bands, a thick band of green with oblique red lines, a thick band of dark brown with oblique red lines, and a thick red line on the foot. The basket appears lopsided.