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Native American Water Basket
Native American Water Basket
Resource Typeimage
TitleNative American Water Basket
Coverage / YearSouthwest United States; 18th or 19th century
DescriptionA 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".
InterpretationBasket 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!
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; American communities in history; Westward Expansion; Native American Stories
Learning Standards16 History; 18 Social Systems;
Author or CreatorNative American, Apache culture
SourceDonated to the Lakeview Museum by Richard K. Meyer.
Subject / KeywordsContainers; Woven baskets; Native American; Housewares; Indians of North America
Collection PublisherLakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences;
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource IdentifierLVM2000.028
CONTENTdm file name6561182162002_NatAmerbasket.jpg
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