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Bowl basket

Museum number:
1-10102
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010010102
Alternate number:
217 (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:
Bowl basket; coiled. Warp is Epicampes (Sporobolus rigens) and Maple (Acer macrophyllum), weft is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Pattern is Brake fern (Pteris quilina). Flaring and slightly elliptical in shape, coiled. Decoration: Black designs very similar to the "standing up" design recorded by Barrett. Dark material is brackenfern root. 3-rod coiling, with interlocking stitches.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection place:
Sheep Ranch, Calaveras County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Calaveras; Sheep Ranch
Culture or time period:
Eastern Miwok
Maker or artist:
Limpy
Collector:
Samuel A. Barrett
Collection date:
1906
Materials:
Brake fern, Maple, and Redbud
Taxon:
Acer macrophyllum, Cercis occidentalis, Pteris quilina, and Sporobolus rigens
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1906
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
height 14.5 centimeters and diameter 34.7 centimeters
Comment:
Described by Samuel A. Barrett in 1906 as being "new". Native name and meaning: "hatcitcu" is the Central Miwok term for the "standing up" design; "wekilla hima" - "wekilla" refers to the elliptical form ; "sinaasi" - refers to the design; "sinaasi ututi" indicates big; "sinaasi tototo" - indicates long. Samuel A. Barrett feels that the accuracy of these terms is doubtful. Materials: cf. Supplementary Catalogue 1, p. 39.
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