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CAS Anthropology Collections Database

Catalog Number

CAS 2012-0003-0009   CAS 2012-0003-0009; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Utah
County San Juan
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation: Community: Navajo Mountain
Maker's Name Jackie Chief
Date of Manufacture ca. 1990s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: whole and split/peeled willow (Salix sp.) or sumac shoots; Weft: peeled and split willow or sumac (Rhus sp.) shoots; Piñon pine pitch
Description Medium sized round basket with flat base, steep rounded sides that flare outward to mid-level height, then taper in gradually toward neck and flare out again toward rim; Basket is woven in open-spaced coiling technique, using peeled willow or sumac shoots over bundle foundation of whole and split willow or sumac shoots; Rim finish is tapered coil; Interior and exterior covered with heavy coated of piñon pine pitch.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 22.0, Depth = 9.9, Rim Diam = 16.5, Max Diam = 21.0