Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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lidded basket
  • Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • lidded basket, late 1800s–1999
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • yucca, bear grass, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7.5 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 15/16 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Dorwin Lamkin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2183

The small round coiled basket has straight sides and the coiled lid is attached at one spot with martynia stitches and a loop on the other side for closure. There is a dark four-pointed star on the lid. There are eight repeats of a flower, probably a rose, on a stem with two leaves.