Basket with Lid
5 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. diam. (14 x 19.1 cm diam.)
Hopi; made in Arizona
Medium and Support:
Yucca palm leaves, natural dyes
Gift of Mrs. Henry A. Strong
Location: Currently on view
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]
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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Article Scope: Entry.
Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paintings and Bronzes by the Society of American Animal Painters and Sculptors; Color Prints Made by the Beck Engraving Company; and Indian Baskets.
Rochester, NY: Memorial Art Gallery, 1920.
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