Object photography

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Object description

  • Hopi Pueblo artist
  • Tray, before 1884
  • Plant fiber, dye
  • Southwestern United States
  • H: 3/4 in, dia.: 6 1/2 in (H: 1.9 cm, dia.: 16.5 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E2526

TECHNIQUE

Weaving

DESCRIPTION

This is a basketry meal tray with a slightly raised center and a stiff raised rim. It is woven in circles of faded soft colors of white, black, red, green and yellow in geometric patterns. The colors on the back are more vibrant than on the front. There is a piece of soft string tied to the rim.