Tohono O'odham Artist
Burden Basket, early 20th c
Grass and wood and hair
x 14 3/16 in. ( x 36 cm)
agave, cat's claw twig, giant cactus rib, yucca, horsehair and paint
Both Pima and Papago women used burden baskets called kiaha, while smaller versions were made for girls. THe method of construction--coiling without a foundation--resembles lace making. Similar burden carriers are depicted on Hohokam painted ceramics.
-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), 35, fig. 68.
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This object has the following bibliographic references:
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection.
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection
Galleries of the Claremont Colleges.
Claremont, CA, 1979
Page Number: 35, Figure Number: 68
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