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Cooking basket

Museum number:
1-10115
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010010115
Alternate number:
231 (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:
Cooking basket; coiled. Warp is Willow (Salix), weft is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Black pattern is Brake fern (Pteris quilina). Red pattern is Redbud. 3-rod coiling with interlocking stitches; wide-mouthed with sloping sides. Very large. Decoration: vertical columns of diamond designs; these are very faint, but appear red in color. Basket is slightly damaged at bottom.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection place:
Sheep Ranch, Calaveras County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Calaveras; Sheep Ranch
Culture or time period:
Eastern Miwok
Maker or artist:
Limpy
Collector:
Samuel A. Barrett
Collection date:
1906
Materials:
Brake fern, Redbud, and Willow
Taxon:
Cercis occidentalis, Pteris quilina, and Salix
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1906
Context of use:
Used to cook acorns in.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
height 34.5 centimeters and diameter 58 centimeters
Comment:
Native name and meaning: "hima" - generic term for kind of basket. Materials: cf. Supplementary Catalogue 1, p. 42.
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