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Necklace

Museum number:
1-259105
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010259105
Accession number:
Acc.4585
Object count:
1
Description:
Choker, beaded; brown and black seed beads on white ground in triangular design; ends bound in buckskin; buckskin ties; looped beaded tassels suspended from choker.
Donor:
Margaret Mathewson and University Appropriation
Collection place:
Northwestern California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Northern California; Northwestern California
Culture or time period:
Paiute and Yurok
Maker or artist:
Lundy Mitchell and Genny George Mitchell
Collector:
Margaret Mathewson
Collection date:
unknown
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
width 1.8 centimeters and length 23.3 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." References: "Compare design in AAE Vol 32, pl 27, fig a
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