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Cooking basket

Museum number:
1-10144
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010010144
Alternate number:
263 (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
Count note:
1
Description:
Cooking basket; coiled. Warp is Willow (Salix), weft is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Red pattern is Redbud. Wide-mouthed with sloping sides. Decoration: disconnected horizontal red lines. Basket was described as being "very old" when it was collected in 1906.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection place:
Murphys, Calaveras County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Calaveras; Murphys
Culture or time period:
Eastern Miwok
Collector:
Samuel A. Barrett
Collection date:
1906
Materials:
Redbud and Willow
Taxon:
Cercis occidentalis and Salix
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1906
Context of use:
Used as a cooking basket.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
height 17 centimeters and diameter 34 centimeters
Comment:
Described as being "very old" when it was collected in 1906. Native name and meaning: "hima" - generic term for kind of basket. Materials: cf. Supplementary Catalogue 1, p. 39. Context of use: Samuel A. Barrett noted that "these same "hima" were not used to cook in very much". Conservation: Basket has been mended at both the rim and the bottom.
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