Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • basket, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • yucca, bear grass, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 15.5 x 38 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/8 x 14 15/16 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2216

The large cone shaped basket has a flat bottom and foot. It is decorated with a band of diamond outlines. There is a band of small vertical rectangles in clusters of four, two of each cluster have short lines extending from the bottoms. There is a dark band on the foot. The basket is lopsided.