Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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storage basket
  • Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • storage basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • plant fiber, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 40 x 33.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 15 3/4 x 13 3/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2298

The tall round coiled basket has slightly flared sides and a medium brown bottom. The remainder is decorated with dark and light oblique zigzags. It has a dark rim and a bark-like plant fiber loop.