Native American Water Basket
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A basket woven in an ovoid shape with rounded bottom, flaring sharply from neck to a wide opening at the top. There are two wide leather strap handles attached at the widest part of the body, positioned at 4:30 and 7:30. The entire body of the basket had a thick coating applied to make it waterproof. Height of basket is 13-1/2". Basket weaving in the Americas dates back thousands of years. Burden baskets such as this one were used to carry water and other commodities; the round bottom of the basket indicates that it was meant only to carry water - it would roll on its side when set down! How we learn about communities; American communities in history; Westward Expansion; Native American Stories 16 History; 18 Social Systems
|Native American, Apache culture|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
Indians of North America
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