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Basket with Lid

5 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. diam. (14 x 19.1 cm diam.)

Unknown, Hopi
Native American

Object Type: Basketry
Medium and Support: Yucca palm leaves, natural dyes
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Henry A. Strong
Accession Number: 1922.7
Location: Currently on view
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This deep coiled basket is comprised of yucca fibers sewn over grass bundles. The leaves of the yucca plant supplied a variety of hues suitable for basket making, ranging from white to pale yellow to green. Black dye was made from sunflower seeds combined with piñon gum and ochre.
[Gallery label text, 2009]

Provenance
Lucretia Cushman (nee Johnson), Tacoma, Washington; sold to Mrs. Henry A. Strong, Rochester, New York; given to the Gallery in 1922

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