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Tohono O'odham Artist

Basket, c. 1900
Grass and wood
5 1/4 x 16 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. (13.34 x 41.28 x 41.28 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. E. H. Parker
Accession Number: P3113
Hemispherical basket with flat base. Coiled construction with braided rim. Dark brown symmetrical geometric design on buff. The materials that form the basket all knot together at bottom center.

bear grass, willow sapwood and devil's claw

Bowl-shaped baskets are used by the Papago for making wine from the saguaro cactus, and for serving it.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1976

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 38 (illustrated/bw) fig. 85.

Dr. E. H. Parker Collection.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 16 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. (13.34 x 41.28 x 41.28 cm) Measured by Cornejo-Reynoso, Aitzin

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