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oval basket with handle
  • Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • oval basket with handle, early-mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • yucca, bear grass, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 23 x 24 x 31 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 9 1/16 x 9 7/16 x 12 3/16 in
  • Gift of Dorwin Lamkin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2584

The oval basket has a handle stretching from one short end to the other. It has straight sides and a flat bottom. It is decorated with 3-stepped lines. There are four open crosses on the bottom and dark whipstitch on the rim and the edge of the handle.