Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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shallow basket
  • unknown Tohono O'odham (Papago) maker
  • shallow basket, late 1800s–1923
  • Where object was made: Gila Bend, Arizona, United States
  • yucca, bear grass, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 3 x 14.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 1/8 x 5 11/16 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0958

This shallow coiled basket has a darker four pointed star woven into the basket. The decorative edge is a single coil with points, in a star-like pattern, which has a dark running stitch.