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Bowl basket

Museum number:
1-20988
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Alternate number:
148 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.511
Object count:
1
Description:
Bowl basket; coiled. Warp is Epicampes (Schoenoplectus acutus), weft is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Red pattern is Yucca. Black pattern is Devil's horn (Proboscidea althaeifolia). With two bands containing black designs superficially resembling Chinese characters; between these 2 bands a double zigzag line in red.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Kern County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Kern
Culture or time period:
Shoshone
Collector:
Edwin Lincoln McLeod and E. L. McLeod Memorial Collection
Collection date:
unknown
Materials:
Devil's horn
Taxon:
Cercis occidentalis and Proboscidea (plant)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1916
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
length 13.375 inches and width 6.5 inches
Comment:
Second original no. 33. For materials see Supplementary Cat. 1, p. 94. Published: "Mason's Aboriginal Basketry p. 476 pl 188.
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