Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with handle
  • Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • basket with handle, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • yucca, bear grass, martynia, plant fiber, coiling
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 16 x 10.5 x 20 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 6 1/4 x 4 1/8 x 7 7/8 in
  • Gift of Dorwin Lamkin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2435

The oval coiled basket has straight sides and a handle that stretches from one short side to the other. Each end has two dark brown triangles, pointed downward. The long sides have a dark heart-like outline with a lighter brown diamond outline inside.