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Cradle

Museum number:
1-10731
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010010731
Alternate number:
717 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.264, Acc.265, and Acc.266
Object count:
1
Count note:
1
Description:
Cradle; coiled. Warp is Tule (Schoenoplectus acutus), weft is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis).
Donor:
Samuel A. Barrett
Collection place:
Santa Rosa Rancheria, Kings County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Kings; Santa Rosa Rancheria
Culture or time period:
Yokuts
Collector:
Samuel A. Barrett
Collection date:
February 1907
Materials:
Redbud and Tule
Taxon:
Cercis occidentalis and Schoenoplectus acutus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
6.1 Cradles and Swaddling
Accession date:
1907
Context of use:
This cradle without wood is the one in which babies are found when extremely small and also in which they sleep at night when larger.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Comment:
Native name: "xutoon", also called "watsas"; "pumu" - tule. Photo: 15-5003. Published: B.A.E.B. 78 Pl. 40; Milwaukee Publ. Museum Bull. v 2 Pl. 75. Remarks: See 1-10719. For materials see Supplementary Catalogue 1, P. 74.
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