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Bowl basket

Museum number:
1-10266
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010010266
Alternate number:
482 (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:
Bowl basket; coiled. Warp is Epicampes (Sporobolus rigens), weft is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Black pattern is Brake fern (Pteris quilina). 3-rod coiling with fine, non-interlocking stitches. Decoration: large diamond-like figures outlined in black and four columns of solid black triangles, or arrowheads, one on top of the other.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection place:
Ahwahnee, Madera County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Madera; Ahwahnee
Culture or time period:
Eastern Miwok
Maker or artist:
Pitty
Collector:
Samuel A. Barrett
Collection date:
1906
Materials:
Brake fern and Redbud
Taxon:
Cercis occidentalis, Pteris quilina, and Sporobolus rigens
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1906
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
height 9 centimeters and diameter 11 centimeters
Comment:
Native name and meaning: generic name for design - "tela". Miwok term for this basket - "pulakka". Miwok term for diamond design - "toplila". Miwok term for triangles piled one on another, as occurs among design motifs - "hututa". For materials, cf. Supplementary Catalogue 1, p. 38.
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