Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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round basket with lid
  • Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • round basket with lid, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • yucca, bear grass, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 28 x 42 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 11 x 16 1/2 in height with lid
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2274.a,b

The round coiled basket (2007.2274.a) has almost straight sides and a small shoulder. The split stitch reveals bear grass bundles. It has a coiled lid (2007.2274.b) that is flat with a coiled rim and coiled circular knob in the center. The lid is also split stitched.