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Bowl basket

Museum number:
1-10350
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010010350
Alternate number:
572b (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), weft is Sedge root (Carex). Pattern is mud-dyed Brake fern (Pteris quilina). Coiled on grass bundle foundation with non-interlocking stitches; flattish in form, with flaring sides. Decoration: horizontal black zigzag design beneath rim.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection place:
Bear Creek, Mariposa County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Madera; Fresno Flat
Production place:
Fresno Flats, Madera County, California
Culture or time period:
Eastern Miwok and Southern Sierra Miwok
Collector:
Samuel A. Barrett
Collection date:
1906
Materials:
Redbud and Sedge root
Taxon:
Carex, Cercis occidentalis, and Sporobolus rigens
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1906
Context of use:
Used to serve acorn soup.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
height 18 centimeters and diameter 41 centimeters
Comment:
Native name and meaning: Samuel A. Barrett notes that "alumma" is "generic term for (this kind of) basket and is the only one given to this kind of basket". Materials: For further information, cf. Supplementary Catalogue 1, p. 39.
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