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Native American Basket, Ca. 1800, from the J.W. Powell Collection

575123: Native American Basket, Ca. 1800, from the J.W. Powell Collection
Native American Basket, Ca. 1800
This bowl-shaped basket, from the J.W. Powell Collection, probably was acquired by John Wesley Powell when he was collecting for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology in the 1880s.

Constructed with coiled cottonwood or willow and decorated with anthropomorphic figures, geometric designs and triple step designs using devil's claw stitching, this 12 inch high basket probably was made by Apache Indians in the American Southwest, a region Powell visited.

Object ID: USGS-575123

 


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