Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • unknown Tohono O'odham (Papago) maker
  • basket, late 1800s–1935
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • yucca, bear grass, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 12 x 14 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 3/4 x 5 1/2 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2280

The cylindrical basket has a flat bottom and slightly bulging middle with dark whipstitch on the rim. It is decorated with lightning bolts with one or two bends.