Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • cup, late 1800s–1923
  • Where object was made: Gila Bend, Arizona, United States
  • yucca, martynia, bear grass, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5.5 x 9 cm handle not included
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 1/8 x 3 1/2 in handle not included
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2105

The coiled basket is in the shape of a teacup. It has a cross start. It has a dark zigzag around the cup and dark whipstitch on the rim and handle.