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Mortar basket

Museum number:
1-11896
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010011896
Alternate number:
1023 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.291, Acc.292, Acc.293, and Acc.294
Object count:
2
Count note:
1 bag of fragments
Description:
Mortar basket; coiled. Warp is Dogwood (Cornus florida), weft is Conifer root (Pinophyta). Willow hoop (Salix) bound with grape (Vitus californica). Red pattern is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis).
Donor:
Edward Sapir, Pliny Earle Goddard, and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection place:
Round Valley, Mendocino County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Mendocino; Round Valley
Culture or time period:
Yuki
Collector:
Fannie Walker and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection date:
July 1907
Materials:
Conifer root, Dogwood, Grape root, Redbud bark, and Willow
Taxon:
Cercis occidentalis, Cornus florida, Pinophyta, Salix, and Vitis californica
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1907
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
height 17.9 centimeters and diameter 44 centimeters
Comment:
Samuel A. Barrett "field notes: p. 12 Yuki mortar (always made by Man never by woman) k!ol". Photo: 15-4886. Published: AAE XXi v 9 Pl 125 g. Remarks: For materials see Supplementary Cat. 1 Page 88. Per Ruth Merrill: Basket; coiled. Warp is Dogwood (Cornus florida), weft is Conifer root. Willow hoop bound with grape. Red pattern is Redbud.
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