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Basket

Object Number:86-20-37
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Navajo
Provenience: Arizona
United States of America
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Date Made: ca. 1890
Early Date: 1865
Late Date: 1915
Section:American
Materials:Willow (uncertain)
Technique:Basketry
Height: 7.5 cm
Outside Diameter:32.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of W. Disston Anderson, Class of 42, 1986

Description

"Wedding" basket with two concentric stepped pyramids connected at one point by two parallel lines; coiled, using willow; aniline dye. Condition: considerable weft damage, especially on the bottom. Tag on inside bottom of basket with typed text: "very old wedding basket "Navajo" about 75 years old"

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