Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket
  • Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • small basket, late 1800s–1970
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • yucca, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 4.5 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 3/4 x 5 7/8 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0961

The small, bowl-shaped coiled basket has a bird (possibly an eagle) made of devil's claw fibers on the bottom. It has dark decorative stitches along the rim.