Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • unknown Western Apache maker
  • bowl, late 1800s–1958
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • willow, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 11 x 27.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 5/16 x 10 13/16 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2217

The round 3-rod coiled basket has a wide dark band with light diamonds at the top of the basket. There is a checkerboard band and band of dark triangles and a small dark circle in the bottom of the center. The circle and triangles give the appearance of a flower from the top.