Small Paiute Seed Jar or Canteen
This basket is extremely tightly woven and coated in pine resin, which allows it to hold seeds or water. What makes this basket unique is its shape. The large mid-section acts as a fulcrum that allows water to flow out easily, but then will tip back to it resting position to reduce the chance of spills. Not only is this design practical due to the added stability, but it is also pleasing to the eye. In addition, this basket has 3 horizontal bands of zigzags around its middle and a band of radiating lines on the body below the neck. It has black horsehair handles and is small, probably for a child
D. 5" L.9"