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Cooking basket

Museum number:
1-10168
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010010168
Alternate number:
287 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.216, Acc.217, Acc.218, Acc.220, Acc.222, Acc.226, Acc.227, Acc.229, Acc.230, Acc.231, Acc.234, Acc.235, Acc.236, Acc.237, Acc.238, Acc.241, Acc.242, Acc.243, Acc.244, Acc.245, Acc.246, Acc.249, Acc.250, Acc.251, and Acc.254
Object count:
1
Description:
Cooking basket; twined. Warp is Epicampes (Sporobolus rigens), weft is Sedge (Carex). Red pattern is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Shallow with flaring sides; coiled. Decoration: much faded red geometrical design. 3-rod coiling with stitches split on the interior. Basket's edge shows sign of extensive wear.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection place:
Chicken Ranch, Tuolumne County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Tuolumne; Chicken Ranch
Culture or time period:
Eastern Miwok
Maker or artist:
Mary Carter
Collector:
Samuel A. Barrett
Collection date:
1906
Materials:
Redbud and Sedge
Taxon:
Carex, Cercis occidentalis, and Sporobolus rigens
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1906
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
diameter 18.3 centimeters and height 6 centimeters
Comment:
Native name and meaning: "pulissa" - type of basket; "sulpanu" - foundation material. For materials, cf. Supplementary Catalogue 1, p. 40.
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