Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basketry water jar
  • Paiute peoples
  • basketry water jar, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • plant fiber, horse hair, coiling, braiding
  • Object Height/Diameter: 30 x 30 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2170

The coiled basket is shaped like a water jar with a bulbous body and relatively narrow neck with a slight flare. There are two small loop handles made of dark horse hair, set close together, on the shoulder. The basket leans to one side. It is 3-rod coiled.