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Basket

Museum number:
1-10149
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010010149
Alternate number:
268 (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:
Basket; coiled. Warp is Willow (Salix), weft is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Red pattern is Redbud. Deep and slightly flaring, executed in 3-rod coiling technique. Decoration consists of a band of solid arrowheads of deep red pointing alternately up and downwards, placed near the rim and encircling the basket.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection place:
Murphys, Calaveras County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Calaveras; Murphys
Culture or time period:
Eastern Miwok
Collector:
Samuel A. Barrett
Collection date:
1906
Materials:
Redbud and Willow
Taxon:
Cercis occidentalis and Salix
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1906
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
height 16.3 centimeters and diameter 23 centimeters
Comment:
Native name and meaning: "himaktci" - smaller than "hima"; banding on this basket is called "tule" or "tulekta"; design name is "kitceya"; arrowhead design motive is known as "kitee". Materials: cf. Supplementary Catalogue 1, p. 38. Photo: 15-4878. Published: Milw. Publ. Mus. Bull. v. 3, pl. 45.
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