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Cradle

Museum number:
1-10259
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010010259
Alternate number:
382 (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
Count note:
1
Description:
Cradle; twined. Warp is Willow (Salix), weft is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Hood of Deer brush (Ceanothus integerrimus) twined with yellow and red cloth. Open diagonal twined; with headpiece ornamented with red cloth and yarn. Described as "new" when collected. Decoration: red diamond design on headpiece.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection place:
Wawona, Mariposa County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Mariposa; Wawona
Culture or time period:
Eastern Miwok
Maker or artist:
Ellen Amos [Miwok]
Collector:
Samuel A. Barrett
Collection date:
1906
Materials:
Deer brush, Redbud, and Willow
Taxon:
Ceanothus integerrimus, Cercis occidentalis, and Salix
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
6.1 Cradles and Swaddling
Accession date:
1906
Context of use:
Used to hold small children.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
17.5 centimeters, length 74.5 centimeters, and 29 centimeters
Comment:
Native name and meaning: "hiki" - baby basket, "tcokimme" - head protector. Materials: For further information, cf. Supplementary Catalogue 1, p. 42. Photo: 15-5003. Published: Bureau of American Ethnology Bull. 78, pl. 39.
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