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Maker(s):Anonymous
Culture:Native American; Apache
Title:Basket Tray
Date Made:1890s-1910s
Type:Container
Materials:willow base, yucca, "basket claw" (plant also known as "devil's claw")
Place Made:United States; Arizona; New Mexico
Measurements:15 in. diameter; 38.1 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1975.43.4
Credit Line:Gift of Grace Neill, class of 1912
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art
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Description:
This Apache basket tray depicts a dark circle at its center, surrounded by four zigzag lines, small people, and deer on a lighter colored willow background. These designs are woven into the basket, and are shown on its interior and exterior. The dark design color is attributed to "devil's claw," a plant that becomes hard and dark when dried. AP2018

Tags:
baskets

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