Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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oval basket
  • unknown Timbisha (Panamint Shoshone) maker
  • oval basket, late 1800s–1930
  • Where object was made: Southern California, United States
  • plant fiber, coiling
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 8.5 x 21 x 14.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 3/8 x 8 1/4 x 5 11/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2266

The coiled oval basket has a dark rim with light whipstitch. It is decorated with four dark brown lightning bolts, one of which is oriented the opposite direction. There are two stacked diamonds, and one non-descript cluster of light green.