Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • basket, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • yucca, bear grass, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 17.5 x 26.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 7/8 x 10 3/8 in
  • Gift of Dorwin Lamkin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2580

The cylindrical coiled basket has straight sides that constrict sightly near the rim. It is decorated with dark oblique lines on a light natural field. There are dark "X" stitches over the rim. It has a cross start.