Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • tray, 1920–1930
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • yucca, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 4 x 21 x 33 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 9/16 x 8 1/4 x 13 in
  • Gift of Dorwin Lamkin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0999

This is an oval coiled tray with a flat bottom. It has a light natural field with eight dark brown triangles on the bottom and six groups of three stepped color blocks and dark "x" stitching over the rim. The last two coils are pulled away on narrow ends to form handles.