Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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burden basket with fringe
  • unknown Apache maker
  • burden basket with fringe, late 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • plant fiber, buckskin, metal, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 20 x 29.5 cm not including fringe
    Object Height/Diameter: 7 7/8 x 11 5/8 in not including fringe
  • Gift from the estate of Gene and Shirley Thomas
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0275

Conical basket with buckskin fringe evenly placed on strips on side of basket and around perimeter of bottom. Fringes have silver colored metal cones. Basket has a light natural colored field and four bands. Top and bottom bands are light and dark checkerboard, middle bands have light and dark streaks.

Buckskin bottom. Rim wrapped with buckskin. Buckskin strip for handle.