Object photography

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Object description

  • Akimel O'odham (Pima) artist
  • Olla basket, 1880-1900
  • Plant fiber
  • Southwestern United States
  • H: 9 in, dia.: 9 1/2 in (H: 22.9 cm, dia.: 24.1 cm)
  • Gift of heirs of Stephen Wheatland, 1998
  • E304031




This is a coiled basket made with a squat square shouldered form with a dark rim. The object is decorated with three meander patterns and a 5 pointed floral star on the bottom. thsi jar-shaped basket is commonly called an "olla".