Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket
  • Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • small basket, late 1800s–1965
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • willow?, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7.5 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 15/16 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2118

The small, round coiled basket is narrow at the bottom and widens toward the top. It has a light field and four vertical denticular lines separated by a vertical line. The rim is dark and there is a small dark circle in the center of the base.