Object photography

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Object description

  • Hopi artist
  • Tray, mid-late 19th century
  • Plant fiber, dye
  • Arizona, United States
  • H: 2 1/2 in, dia.: 15 1/8 in (H: 6.3 cm, dia.: 38.4 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E6223

TECHNIQUE

Coiling

INSCRIPTION

Inscribed, on base, "166857 Hopi Mor...".

DESCRIPTION

This is a meal tray constructed with a coiled weave technique. The coils are roughly 2.2 cm. wide. The object is decorated with cross bands of blue-black and yellow forming a stylized swastika or swirling star design in the center. The rim of the tray is slightly raised.