Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cylindrical basket
  • unknown Tohono O'odham (Papago) maker
  • cylindrical basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • willow, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 25 x 13.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 13/16 x 5 5/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2169

The cylindrical coiled vase has a medium brown field and darker brown decoration consisting of two bands of zig zag at the bottom, and the top is a wide band of four elaborated swastikas (each leg has an extra length), that are joined together. There is whipstitching on the rim and small dark circles on the center bottom. It has a cross start.