Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket
  • Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • small basket, late 1800s–1969
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • yucca, bear grass, martynia, coiling, dyeing?
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10 x 14 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 7/8 x 5 1/2 in
  • Gift of Ann P. Schlager
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2132

The round coiled basket has high sides that flare as they go up. There were possibly dyed yellow trapezoids with a dark stripe at the top of each that repeated five times. The rim is wrapped with alternating yellow and natural fibers and has a coil start.