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Basket

Museum number:
1-4117
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010004117
Accession number:
Acc.101
Object count:
1
Description:
Coiled, basin shaped, two horizontal zigzags in dark red on sides. 6-pointed star-like pattern on base. Slight food soiling on interior. "Cut in rim made by Isabel Kelly to del." Foundation bundle of split shoots, sewing strands of split peeled shoots with designs in redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Coiled shallow basket with flaring sides, with residue. The start is twined. The warps are rods and splints. The wefts are peeled redbud as a background and unpeeled redbud designs. At the base the background wefts are sedge (Carex). There are random rectangles. The rim is plain wrapped with a blunt coil ending, with four overstiches, with the warps clipped. The weft fag ends are clipped or bound under and the weft moving ends are concealed. On the exterior the wefts are less than 5% split and the interior wefts are less than 50% split. The basket has an exterior workface, a rightward work direction, and a down to the right slant of weft twist. Based on the use of sedge this is probably not Yuki made, it may be Wailaki.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
North Central California
Verbatim coll. place:
California
Culture or time period:
Wailaki and Yuki
Collector:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection date:
unknown
Materials:
Redbud and Sedge
Taxon:
Carex and Cercis occidentalis
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1903
Context of use:
Food preparation.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
height 8.6 centimeters and diameter 30.9 centimeters
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