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Catalog Number

CAS 2012-0003-0010   CAS 2012-0003-0010; Basketry jar
Category Basketry
Object Name Basketry jar
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona or Utah
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation area
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s to 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 Small round basketry jar with flat base, globose body, and short vertical neck; Basket is woven in coiled technique, using peeled and split willow or sumac shoots probably over bundle of whole or split willow or sumac shoots; Pair of braided horsehair loop handles are woven into basket on one side of the shoulder; Interior and exterior are covered with a heavy coating of piñon pine pitch.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.1, Depth = 9.9, Rim Diam = 4.7, Max Diam = 9.1