Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Tohono O'odham (Papago) maker
  • basket, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • yucca, martynia, bear grass, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 29 x 39 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 11 3/8 x 15 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2276

The coiled basket is cylindrical with slightly flared sides. It is decorated with large diamonds in natural yucca color or dyed yellow, and all are outlined with dark brown. There is dark whipstitch on the rim.