Pima or Papago Kiaha / Burden Basket - Polychrome
Blue and Red paint.
The kiaha was worn on the back and used to carry. "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.
Measures approximately 28" by 23" and hangs off of wall by 17"
Overall very good condition.