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Storage basket

Museum number:
1-70287
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010070287
Alternate number:
9 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.838
Object count:
1
Description:
Coiled, bowl shape. 1-70287-70290 not typical Mission but apparently made of sumac sewing, grass coil, Juncus design. Tags: 9.Mission [crossed out] Grass coil sumac Juncas" on back side "South Calie". Tag stapled "4 [over] P". Sticky tag "#9 [over] 20:0". Per Ralph Shanks: Coiled burden/storage basket. Deergrass bundle foundation. Weft designs are black dyed juncus. The background wefts are sumac. The design is one horizontal row of black outlined diamonds inside a line at the top and bottom. It has an interior workface with a rightward work direction. The weft fag ends are bound under. The rim is plain wrapped with a herringbone ending, with a little damage at the end. Based on the techniques and materials this basket is from Southwestern California.
Donor:
Grace Blair DePue
Collection place:
Southwestern California
Culture or time period:
Southwest California tribes
Collector:
unknown
Collection date:
unknown
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
February 19, 1945
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
diameter 20 inches and height 10 inches
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