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Necklace and medallion

Museum number:
1-259111
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010259111
Accession number:
Acc.4585
Object count:
1
Count note:
1
Description:
Made of basketry; coiled fiber medallion, round, star design in center; suspended on pine nut, dentalium shell and seed bead chain, with buckskin ties at top; five pendants suspended from medallion with same materials as chain.
Donor:
Margaret Mathewson and University Appropriation
Collection place:
Northwestern California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Northern California; Northwestern California
Culture or time period:
Klamath River Tribes
Maker or artist:
Vivien Hailstone
Collector:
Margaret Mathewson
Collection date:
unknown
Materials:
Pine nut
Taxon:
Dentaliidae
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.7 Objects made for sale, souvenirs, models, and reproductions
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
length 36 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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