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Tray basket

Museum number:
1-10107
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010010107
Alternate number:
223 (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:
Bread tray basket; Warp is Willow (Salix), weft is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Red pattern is Brake fern (Pteris quilina). Receptacle basket; Warp is Willow (Salix), weft is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Black pattern is Brake fern (Pteris quilina).
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection place:
Sheep Ranch, Calaveras County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Calaveras; Sheep Ranch
Culture or time period:
Eastern Miwok
Maker or artist:
Limpy
Collector:
Samuel A. Barrett
Collection date:
1906
Materials:
Brake fern, Redbud, and Willow
Taxon:
Cercis occidentalis, Pteris quilina, and Salix
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.3 Objects relating to the Secular and Quasi-religious Rites, Pageants, and Drama
Accession date:
1906
Context of use:
Used to serve acorn bread and other foods at a "fandango" i.e., at dances and other ceremonial gatherings.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
diameter 74 centimeters and height 28 centimeters
Comment:
Native name and meaning: "tcoti" (generic term for kind of basket); "pulaiya" (design name). Materials: cf. Supplementary Catalogue 1, p. 41. Photo: 15-4877. Published: Milw. Publ. Mus. Bull. v. 2, pl. 48.
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