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Basketry cap

Museum number:
1-255545
Permalink:
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Accession number:
Acc.3877
Object count:
1
Description:
Basketry. Twined, domical. Dark brown with bands of yellow and black throughout. Main section has diagonally stacked yellow rectangles cut by brown lines. four black trapezoids. Label "Klamath River tribes". Per Ralph Shanks: Twined basket hat. Crossed warp starting knot. The warp material is probably willow. The weft material is conifer root. The weft overlay design is beargrass, maidenhair fern, and red-dyed woodwardia. Starting at the starting knot, there is three strand twining for .5 inch, followed by 2 inches of plain twining, followed by one weft row of lattice twining. Plain twining continues to the rim where there is one weft row of lattice twining 1/2 inch below the rim. The rim is trimmed. The main design is four sets of diagonally stacked beargrass rectangles cut by diagonal lines. The basket has a rightward work direction, with an up to the right slant of weft twist. The workface is on the exterior. The overlay is single-sided, with the design on the exterior. The basket is from Northwest California; perhaps Karuk based on the area of Riddell's family lived.
Donor:
Francis A. Riddell
Collection place:
Northwestern California
Verbatim coll. place:
California
Culture or time period:
Northwestern California tribes
Collector:
Francis A. Riddell
Collection date:
unknown
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.4 Fine Clothes and Accoutrements not used exclusively for status or religious purposes
Accession date:
1983
Department:
Native California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
diameter 17.5 centimeters and height 9 centimeters
Comment:
Riddell's ancestor lived at Orleans in Karok territory.
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