(bk-0026) Late 1800s Apache Water Jar



This Is A Late 1800s Apache Water Jar

  • Late 1800s Apache Water Jar
  • These were the everyday canteens and camp water jars for the nomadic Apaches
  • This piece came from an Arizona collection and was acquired through the ex-Paul Bingham collection
  • The rim and all the stitches on the basket are intact
  • It has heavy split willow handles, two of which are missing and appear to have been missing for a very long time
  • A lot of the pitch has been worn off, as can be expected on these old water bottles
  • There is an interesting 1″ black, zigzag line which ran around the widest part of the shoulder of the jug on the exterior of the pine pitch
  • It is now clearly visible for about 4 3/8″ of the way around the jar
  • The basket measures 10 5/8″ tall x 7 3/4″ wide including the handle
  • The mouth rim measures 5″ in diameter
  • Native American Baskets


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