Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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peach basket
  • unknown Havsuw’ Baaja (Havasupai) maker
  • peach basket, late 1800s–1903
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • plant fiber, buckskin, rawhide, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 46.5 x 55 cm height does not include strap
    Object Height/Diameter: 18 1/4 x 21 5/8 in height does not include strap
  • Gift of Clara Carpenter Marshall
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2649

The conical basket is made of light brown fibers. The top half has three decorative bands in medium brown: one is a band of oblique stripes joined at the top, one is a band of downward pointing triangles, joined by a line at the bottom point, and one is a third band of oblique stripes, joined at the bottom. There are two sets of four buckskin loops at the level of the bottom band anchoring a wide rawhide strap for carrying.