Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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water jug
  • unknown Apache maker
  • water jug, late 1800s–1937
  • Where object was made: Arizona or New Mexico, United States
  • sumac, wood, gum resin, rawhide, weaving, braiding
  • Object Height/Diameter: 24 x 20 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 7/16 x 7 7/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4659

The jar of woven plant fiber has two loops on the shoulder made from twigs. The jar is covered with resin. There is a strip of braided rawhide through both loops and is knotted at the end.