Native American Apache Water Basket



Apache woven basket olla, well shaped and covered with pitch to make the closely woven basketry watertight. These baskets, and their efficacy, were extremely important to peoples traveling long stretches of almost waterless desert, often on horseback. Some loss of pitch. From Arizona, circa 1870.

Height: 20.5 cm / 8 in
Width: 19 cm / 7.5 in


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