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Carrying basket

Museum number:
1-10163
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010010163
Alternate number:
282 (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:
Carrying basket; twined. Warp and weft are Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Red pattern is Redbud. Coated inside and out with soaproot juice (Chlorogalum pomeridianum) to make it seed-tight. Decoration: horizontal red band near rim. Point has leather reinforcement sewn on. Diagonal twining.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection place:
Chicken Ranch, Tuolumne County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Tuolumne; Chicken Ranch
Culture or time period:
Eastern Miwok
Collector:
Franklin Fenenga and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection date:
1906
Materials:
Redbud and Soaproot
Taxon:
Cercis occidentalis and Chlorogalum pomeridianum
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.4 Transportation
Accession date:
1906
Context of use:
Used to transport harvested seeds and other food products.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
length 57.5 centimeters and 51 centimeters
Comment:
Native name and meaning: tcikele - basket type; palawi - soaproot juice. "Note: "the soaproot juice is applied by roasting the root in ashes and white..." (field notes end at this point)".
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