Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • United States
  • bowl, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Riverside, California, United States
  • plant fiber, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6 x 25.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/8 x 10 1/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2408

The round, shallow bowl is 1-rod coiled with a flat bottom and flared sides. The decortive elements are a dyed plant fiber with a sheen. The basket field is divided by sets of lines into quadrants. There is an orange brown cog shape on the bottom, with a red wedge shape over the top, and a green line with zigzag edges extends past the red wedge. The sides have a stepped triangle on a rectangle with a trianglular foot (a little urn-shaped). Jagged lines emerge from either side to connect to a square, then continue down (as the divider lines) to connect to the cog-shape on the bottom.