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Water jug basket pitched in pine with horsehair lugs / Unidentified


Pithced in pinion pine.

Curatorial Remarks

Yucca was not used in the making of this basket. The basket was most likely made from sumac or willow. A water basket made from yucca is not common. It's purpose was for domestic tasks. The red coloring comes from a stain that was then covered in pine pitch. The crude coil construction is indicative of the Jicarilla.

Tags: red stain, resin, water jug, basket, pine, pitch, horsehair, lugs
People: Jicarilla Apache
Places: New Mexico
Purpose: domestic use

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Water jug basket pitched in pine with horsehair lugs
Unidentified (Author)
Native American; Apache or Navajo (Diné) (artist and user)
19th century - mid-20th century
yucca, resin, horsehair
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