Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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water jar
  • unknown Havsuw’ Baaja (Havasupai) maker
  • water jar, late 1800s–1903
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • plant fiber, pinon gum, weaving, braiding
  • Object Height/Diameter: 24.5 x 24 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 5/8 x 9 7/16 in
  • Gift of Clara Carpenter Marshall
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2330

The bulbous woven jar has a short narrow neck. The braided rim appears to be a different plant fiber than the body. The exterior surface was coated with pinon gum (for waterproofing), and there are still large chunks visibile.