Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket
  • Diné (Navajo) or Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • small basket, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • yucca, bear grass, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/4 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2127

The small round coiled basket has a large open zigzag that is about half of the height of the side. It has oblique stepped lines in dark martynia on a solid portion of sides. There is dark whipstitch on the rim.