Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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large cylindrical basket
  • unknown Haisndayin (Jicarilla Apache) maker
  • large cylindrical basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • plant fiber, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 66.5 x 40 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 26 1/8 x 15 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2771

The tall 5-rod coiled cylindrical basket bulges slightly near the bottom. It has a brown field. It is decorated with a black denticular line near the top and bottom, that is mimicked with pink, though the pink forms a solid rectangle. A band of checkerboard between in black or pink alternates with the brown field color.