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Cooking basket

Museum number:
1-10175
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010010175
Alternate number:
295 (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:
Cooking basket; coiled. Warp is Hazel (Corylus cornuta californica), weft is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Black pattern is Brake fern (Pteris quilina). Decoration: crossing diagonal red/black-colored bands. 3-rod coiling with interlocking stitches. Rim is cracked at several places.
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:
Brake fern, Hazel, and Redbud
Taxon:
Cercis occidentalis, Corylus cornuta californica, and Pteris quilina
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1906
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
height 21.5 centimeters and diameter 34.5 centimeters
Comment:
Native name and meaning: "pulakka" - basket type; "lowota" - design name. For materials, cf. Supplementary Catalogue 1, p. 37. Photo: 15-4876. Published: Milw. Publ. Mus. Bull. v. 2, pl. 44.
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