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Necklace and medallion

Museum number:
1-259112
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010259112
Accession number:
Acc.4585
Object count:
1
Description:
Made of basketry; coiled fiber disc on buckskin backing, with four radial bands; suspended on brown seed bead and porcupine (?) quill chain, with braided buckskin at end; five pine nuts suspended from disc, one with 1964 dime at end.
Donor:
Margaret Mathewson and University Appropriation
Collection place:
Northwestern California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Northern California; Northwestern California
Culture or time period:
Yurok
Maker or artist:
Christine Ipina
Collector:
Margaret Mathewson
Collection date:
unknown
Materials:
Pine nut
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
length 50 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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