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Canoe shaped basket

Museum number:
1-10153
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010010153
Alternate number:
272 (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:
Boat basket; coiled. Warp is Willow (Salix) and Epicampes (Sporobolus rigens), weft is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Black pattern is Brake fern (Pteris quilina). Large and in the shape of an elliptical canoe. Decoration consists of 5 groups of black and red horizontal lines; each group contains eleven parallel lines (or stitches). The basket is executed in single-rod coiling with interlocking stitches.
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
Maker or artist:
Lincoln
Collector:
Mrs. A. D. Black, Mrs. Keilbar, and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection date:
1906
Materials:
Brake fern, Redbud, and Willow
Taxon:
Cercis occidentalis, Pteris quilina, Salix, and Sporobolus rigens
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1906
Context of use:
No information.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
height 21 centimeters and 42.3 centimeters
Comment:
Photo: Yes. Published: Milw. Publ. Mus. BUll. v.2, pl. 48. Remarks: For materials, cf. Supp. Cat. 1, p. 41.
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