Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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storage basket
  • unknown Haisndayin (Jicarilla Apache) maker
  • storage basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • plant fiber, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 43 x 30.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 16 7/8 x 12 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2290

The 5-rod coiled cylindrical basket has slightly flared sides and a yellow field. It is decorated with brown diamond outlines (which fade into light colored fibers as it goes up the basket) and small solid diamonds inside each.