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This Zuni diagonal twined bottle basket is typical of the kind that would have been used to hold water. However, the open weave and lack of pitch to render it waterproof indicates this would have more likely been made not for use, but for the tourist trade.

Details

  • Title: Basket
  • Creator: unknown Zuni
  • Creator Nationality: Zuni
  • Date Created: Unknown
  • Location Created: New Mexico
  • Physical Dimensions: 9 1/8" x 8 1/2"
  • Provenance: from the collection of Brian Templeton
  • Subject Keywords: woven, grass
  • Medium: Plant Based Materials
  • Collection: Seton Hall University Museum of Anthropology and Archeology
  • Accession #: M2103

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