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Catalog Number 2.4
Object Name Basket, Trinket
Collection Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hupp Collection
Collector Rosalie Hupp Baldwin (d)
Description (Heather Martin (10/17/2016) This is a small coiled oval basket. The workface is the exterior and the work direction is to the left. The stitches are interlocking and not widely spaced, with a mixed slant to the weft. About half of the stitches on the non-workface are split, though this does not appear to be an intentional part of the design. The basket has a three-rod foundation of a peeled shoot material while the weft is made of split sumac (Rhus sp.) and devil's claw pod (Harpagophytum procumbens). The basket has an oval start and a plain-wrapped rim with a tapered coil ending. The design is created using weft substitution and consists of a single band of large black diamonds. The fag ends are clipped and the moving ends are clipped or concealed. There are no signs of use.

This basket is consistent with those made by the Havasupai in the Southwest. The groups in the Yavapai-Apache Region use three-rod foundations, but the Havasupai are the only group in the area that use sumac (Kania and Blaugrund 2014:97). This is consistent with Mary Wahl's attribution of "Havasu."

(Mary Wahl 4-19-2001) Havasu, Arizona. Weave is to left. Basket is about 40 years old, probably a tourist item, bread basket.
Material sumac, devil's claw
Place of Origin Arizona
Provenance Havasu, Arizona (Mary Wahl 4/19/2001)
Havasupai (Heather Martin 10/17/2016)
Date Collected: 1910-1920
Dimensions H-3 W-7.5 Dia-11.5 inches
Imagefile 004\24-3.JPG
Caption 2.4 front of basket