Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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oval basket
  • Akimel O'odham (Pima) or Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • oval basket, late 1800s–1923
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • willow, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 6.5 x 17.5 x 21 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 1/2 x 6 7/8 x 8 1/4 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Roofe
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2125

The coiled, oval basket has a flat bottom with a dark oval and two dark bands. Deer-like animals and human figures decorate the sides and repeat five times. The rim is dark.