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Winnowing tray

Museum number:
1-21017
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010021017
Alternate number:
91 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.511
Object count:
1
Description:
Tray basket; coiled. Warp is Willow (Salix), weft is Grape (Vitus californica). Red pattern is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Coiled. Tray with concentric decoration of four maroon bands, of which the first and third from center are fringed by acute triangles. 3-rod foundation.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
North Central California
Verbatim coll. place:
California
Culture or time period:
Patwin
Collector:
Edwin Lincoln McLeod, E. L. McLeod Memorial Collection, and Mr. Fink
Collection date:
unknown
Materials:
Grape root, Redbud, and Willow
Taxon:
Cercis occidentalis, Salix, and Vitis californica
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.6 Sports, Games, Amusements; Gambling and Pet Accessories
Accession date:
1916
Context of use:
A gambling tray used with dice LMA #21021. Says Lawrence E. Dawson, "Maybe, but has long use pattern of a winnowing and parching tray, burn marks, worn in center, etc. It is definitely not a Yokuts gambling tray.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
height 5.8 centimeters and width 56 centimeters
Comment:
Additional original number: 250. Published: Mason's Aboriginal Basketry p. 283 plate 38. References: For materials see Supplementary Cat. 1 p. 74.
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