Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket
  • Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • small basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States?
  • yucca, bear grass, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6 x 13 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/8 x 5 1/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2524

The small coiled basket has a flat bottom and slightly flared sides. The top half is an open zigzag coil, with a band of dark fiber above and below. There is dark whipstitch on the rim. The basket is noticeably lopsided.