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Northern Paiute (Paviotso) Artist

Basket Water Bottle, c. 1900
Wood and pitch
6 3/4 x 7 5/8 x 7 3/4 in. (17.15 x 19.37 x 19.69 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, Nevada
Technique: Basketmaking (Twining)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Levi Chubbuck
Accession Number: P1384
Olla with restricted orifice. Twined construction, sealed with resin. Intermontane region.

Willow stem, sapwood, and piñon pitch

Paiute water jars are coated with pitch on both the interior and exterior. The only decorative element of this jar is the orange color of the red ochre on the exterior. In the household, a jar of this size would probably have been used for storing water.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 36-37 (illustrated/bw 36) fig. 78.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 6 3/4 x 7 5/8 x 7 3/4 in. (17.15 x 19.37 x 19.69 cm) Measured by Cornejo-Reynoso, Aitzin

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