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Barrette

Museum number:
1-259142
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010259142
Accession number:
Acc.4585
Object count:
1
Description:
Barrette, rectangular, made of plastic; black and teal blue basketry design; attached to commercial plated metal spring clip.
Donor:
Margaret Mathewson and University Appropriation
Collection place:
Northwestern California
Verbatim coll. place:
Purchased at California Indian Basketweavers Gathering, Ya-Ka-Ama, Forestville California.
Culture or time period:
Northwestern California tribes
Maker or artist:
Sharon Tate
Collector:
Margaret Mathewson
Collection date:
June 26-28, 1992
Materials:
Plastic (organic material)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
width 3.9 centimeters and length 10.1 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.
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