Object photography

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Object description

  • Paiute artist
  • Basket, mid-late 19th century
  • Rush, cane, gum
  • Utah, United States
  • H: 9 in, dia.: 7 1/8 in (H: 22.9 cm, dia.: 18.1 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E3768


This is a basketry water jar woven with split rush and horizontal woof. There is a heavy trace of waterproofing gum remaining. The object has two handles, each of four vertical loops of split cane.