Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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large round basket with lid
  • Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • large round basket with lid, 1920
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • yucca, bear grass, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 16 x 37.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/4 x 14 3/4 in
  • Gift of Dorwin Lamkin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2586.a,b

The large round coiled basket (2007.2586.a) has straight sides and a flat bottom. The sides are decorated with six repeats of a turkey-like bird. The flat lid (2007.2586.b) has a five pointed star outline and a dark whip stitch on the rim. The lip sits into the basket.