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Journal Sketch: Apache water basket found in Arizona cave.

Journal Sketch: Apache water basket found in Arizona cave.

A companion of mine found two baskets in a cave below the Mogollon Rim. We were out walking for a month, scattered along a canyon when he came upon these. A close examination revealed them to be Apache water baskets, both tightly woven and sealed with pitch. They were meant to be carried on the back with a tump line passed across the forehead. One basket was heavily worn, a hole left where it had been rubbing against people's skin. It dates back at least a few hundred years.



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