Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bead covered basket
  • Paiute peoples
  • bead covered basket, 1900–1930
  • Where object was made: United States
  • willow, coiling, beading
  • Object Height/Diameter: 9.5 x 16.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 3/4 x 6 1/2 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2100

The round willow basket is one rod coiled. It is covered with peyote stitch beading. The decoration is a series of sawtooth patterns that zigzag around the basket in white, black, translucent yellow, orange, and dark blue. The small dark blue diamond is outlined in pink, light blue then red and sits in the black negative space created by the changing direction of the zigzag.