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Necklace

Museum number:
1-259113
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010259113
Accession number:
Acc.4585
Object count:
1
Count note:
1
Description:
Necklace. Dentalium, olivella (not biplicata), and glass beads on nylon filament. Pear shaped twined basket pendant. Basket materials include spruce root wefts with beargrass, red-dyed woodwardia fern, yellow dyed porcupine, and maidenhair fern overlay. Buckskin leather thong ties.
Donor:
Margaret Mathewson and University Appropriation
Collection place:
Northwestern California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Northern California; Northwestern California
Culture or time period:
Karuk and Klamath River Tribes
Maker or artist:
Deborah Masten and Vivien Hailstone
Collector:
Margaret Mathewson
Collection date:
unknown
Taxon:
Dentaliidae
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Production date:
1950-1993
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
length 40 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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