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Basket

Museum number:
1-10295
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010010295
Alternate number:
511 (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:
Basket; twined. Warp is unpeeled Willow (Salix), weft is Willow. Red pattern is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Willow handle and rim. Elliptical in form, with handle. Moderately open diagonal twine; deep red rectangular designs.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection place:
Soulsbyville, Tuolumne county, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Tuolumne; Soulsbyville
Culture or time period:
Eastern Miwok
Collector:
Louisa Butcher and 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
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
19.5 centimeters and height 19 centimeters
Comment:
Native name and meaning: "owoyu" - basket type; "sakalu" - willow stems; "sa iyi" - pine (sugar?); "tapatapu" - redbud. In his field notes, Samuel A. Barrett remarks that this basket does not conform to the "aboriginal form".
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