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Carrying basket

Museum number:
1-10009
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010010009
Alternate number:
117 (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:
2
Count note:
1 bag of fragments
Description:
Carrying basket; open diagonal twined. Warp and weft are Willow (Salix). Rim is Willow and Soaproot juice (Chlorogalum pomeridianum). With leather-covered point, a reinforcing hoop at rim, and an application of soaproot juices on the surface serving to render the basket seed-tight. No decoration. Made of peeled shoots.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection place:
Rich Gulch, Calaveras County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Calaveras; Rich Gulch
Culture or time period:
Eastern Miwok
Maker or artist:
Mother of Masey
Collector:
Samuel A. Barrett
Collection date:
1906
Materials:
Soaproot and Willow
Taxon:
Chlorogalum pomeridianum and Salix
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.4 Transportation
Accession date:
1906
Context of use:
Used in transporting harvested food products, such as seeds.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
length 62 centimeters and 53 centimeters
Comment:
Native name and meaning: tuyuma - generic term for burden basket.
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