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, gum resin, horse hair, buckskin, pigment, weaving, braiding
  • Object Height/Diameter: 24 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 7/16 x 5 7/8 in
  • Gift of Clara Carpenter Marshall
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2358

The bulbous jar has a narrow neck and pointed bottom. There are two loops of braided horse hair, and a buckskin strap attached to both loops. There is red pigment over the basket surface. The basket is covered with resin for waterproofing.