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Jar basket

Museum number:
1-10194
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010010194
Alternate number:
314 (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:
Jar basket; coiled. Warp is Epicampes (Sporobolus rigens), weft is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Black pattern is Redbud, which is dyed. Large, globose, and finely woven. Decoration consists of triangular and rectangular designs executed in red. Designs and white material are made of redbud; sticks on the interior face are willow. 3-stick coiling with split stitching.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection place:
Chicken Ranch, Tuolumne County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Tuolumne; Chicken Ranch
Culture or time period:
Eastern Miwok
Collector:
Samuel A. Barrett
Collection date:
1906
Materials:
Redbud
Taxon:
Cercis occidentalis and Sporobolus rigens
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1906
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
height 23 centimeters and diameter 24.5 centimeters
Comment:
Native name and meaning: "kitceya" - triangular designs; "lowota" - rectangular design; "hisuma" - globose basket; "yuiuu" - willow; "tapatapu" - redbud. Remarks: If kept for 2 days or more in water, redbud turns from red to black. The designs on this basket exhibit various shades of this red-black continuum. The white material, also redbud, has been boiled so as to remove the deep-colored bark. Photo: 15-4878. Published: Milw. Publ. Mus. Bull. v. 2, pl. 45.
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