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Basket

Museum number:
1-4098
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
45 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.101
Object count:
1
Description:
Basket; coiled. Warp is grass, weft is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Black pattern is Brake fern (Pteris quilina). With incurving top. This is a treasure basket. Decoration: vertical diamond and zigzag patterns outlined in black. Made of maple and Pteridium; 3-rod coiling, with interlocking stitches.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Central California
Verbatim coll. place:
California
Culture or time period:
Central Sierra Miwok
Collector:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection date:
unknown
Materials:
Brake fern and Redbud
Taxon:
Cercis occidentalis and Pteridium
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1903
Context of use:
Treasure basket.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
diameter 27 centimeters and height 15.5 centimeters
Comment:
Materials, techniques: For further information, cf. Supplemental Cat. 1, p. 38 Remarks: Lawrence E. Dawson attributed basket to culture on basis of close technical and material resemblances to 1-71169 from Sonora. Photo: 15-5977. References: Refer also to 1-10194 from Jamestown.
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