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Object description

  • Apache artist
  • Basket, before 1944
  • Plant fiber, leather, tin, pigment
  • Southwestern United States
  • H: 7 1/2 in, dia.: 7 1/8 in (H: 19.0 cm, dia.: 18.1 cm)
  • Gift of Mrs. William M. Jelly, 1944
  • E24372


This is a woven cylindrical basket made with twisted weave technique. The basket is decorated with dyed fibers in red and dark brown. There is a leather base and four leather straps running from the base to the rim of the basket. There are clusters of leather fringe with tin funnels attached at the ends and clusters of longer leather fringe.