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Sifting tray

Museum number:
1-10169
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010010169
Alternate number:
288 (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:
Sifter basket; coiled. Warp is Epicampes (Sporobolus rigens), weft is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Red pattern is Redbud. Coiled on a bundle foundation, with spaced non-interlocking stitches, circular in shape. Four black cross-shaped designs.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection place:
Mariposa, Mariposa County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Mariposa
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
Context of use:
Sifting tray.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
diameter 41 centimeters and height 2.7 centimeters
Comment:
Described by Samuel A. Barrett as "very old and much worn." Native name and meaning: design - "kurusu"; generic name for designs - "sina" (Central Sierra Miwok); "hetalu" - name for this kind of basket. For materials, cf. Supplementary Catalogue 1, p. 39. Conservation: The basket has been repaired at some time.
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