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Basket Plaque with Bird

Culture Hopi
Title Basket Plaque with Bird
Date Early–mid 20th century
Medium Wicker and reed
Dimensions Object: 15 3/8 in. (39.1 cm)
Overall: 15 3/8 in. (39.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Henry R. Hope, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 62.269

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Among the Hopi of the American southwest, the creation and use of basketry is a tradition that long pre-dates any contact with Europeans. Plaques such of this one can have a range of subjects including animals such as birds.

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