• Creator
  • Native American, Apache culture
  • Created Date
  • 6-21-02
  • Description
  • 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 wat... more
    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. less
  • Format
  • NatAmerbasket.jpg