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Barrette

Museum number:
1-259107
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010259107
Accession number:
Acc.4585
Object count:
1
Count note:
1
Description:
Commercial metal barrette, beaded, rectangular; triangular design in red and white seed beads on red ground, outlined in black beads; dentalium shell, black beads, seed beads and pine nut pendants (5); buckskin backing for barrette.
Donor:
Margaret Mathewson and University Appropriation
Collection place:
Northwestern California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Northern California; Northwestern California
Culture or time period:
Abenaki, Karuk, and Shasta
Maker or artist:
Josephine Grant Peters
Collector:
Margaret Mathewson
Collection date:
1985
Materials:
Pine nut
Taxon:
Dentaliidae
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Production date:
1985
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
width 2.6 centimeters and length 8 centimeters
Comment:
From the exhibit text, June 1993: "Basket makers at the turn of the last century were experimenting with new basketry forms such as covered bottles, coasters, napkin rings, and waste paper baskets. Many of these objects were made for sale to non-Indians. Since the 1950's newer, more innovative forms such as basketry necklaces, earrings, and key chains have become popular. Native Californians wear these proudly, in addition to making them for sale. Miniatures are another basketry form that has become popular over the past century.
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