Hearst Museum Portal

Earrings

Museum number:
1-259110a,b
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm2101259110a@2cb
Accession number:
Acc.4585
Object count:
2
Description:
Made of basketry; round, coiled; four radiating bands; pine nuts and seed bead tassels (3) suspended from earring; basketry on leather backing; silver clip for pierced ears attached to backing.
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
Object type:
ethnography
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
length 5.4 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.
Images:
Legacy documentation: