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    A PIMA OR PAPAGO BURDEN BASKET

    c. 1870

    a kiaha, composed of a wood frame supporting agave fibers looped together

    The kiaha was worn on the back and used to carry all manner of goods. "In its light but strong frame were carried fuel, food, and the materials for various manufacturers. One day it might be piled with firewood, the desert mesquite; another, with beans, squashes, and grains; and still a third, with grasses for baskets, reed for mattings, and fiber kiahas," Kissell, Mary Lois, Basketry of the Papago and the Pima Indians, The Rio Grande Press, Inc., Glorieta, New Mexico, 1972, p. 228.

    Length: 24 ¾ inches



    Condition Report*: Overall good condition. Wood slightly abraded. String weaving loose, some (approx. 5) strands broken and retied. No other apparent restoration.
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    November, 2007
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