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Western Apache Artist

Basket Olla: Water Jar, n.d.
Hair (animal) and leather
x 3 9/16 in. ( x 9 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Jonathan Tibbet
Accession Number: P1448
Basket olla with a flared opening and a flat base. Coiled construction, with two braided horsehair rings and a leather handle. Canvas is glued onto the base.

leather and horsehair

Jicarilla Apache waer jars are usually constructed with a single-rod foundation of willow stems. The inside and neck of the basket are coated with pitch. Geronimo's wife is said to have owned this basket.
- from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection Catalog, 1979-1980

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 20, fig. 13.

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