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Jar basket

Museum number:
1-21038
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Alternate number:
269 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.511
Object count:
1
Description:
Jar basket; coiled. Warp is Epicampes (Schoenoplectus acutus), weft is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Red pattern is Yucca. Black pattern is Brake fern (Pteris quilina). With major portion of a body in red ornaments with white human figures and white hollow triangles.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Kern County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Kern
Culture or time period:
Kitanemuk
Collector:
Edwin Lincoln McLeod and E. L. McLeod Memorial Collection
Collection date:
unknown
Materials:
Brake fern, Redbud, and Yucca
Taxon:
Cercis occidentalis, Pteris quilina, Sporobolus rigens, and Yucca
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1916
Context of use:
Mrs. J.V. Rosemyer (an Indian) recognized it as a special made for the pole used in the Kutumut mourning ceremony of the Tejon region of Kern Co. It is perhaps the one called tsopotat by C. Hart Merriam.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Comment:
It is perhaps the one called "tsopotat" by C. Hart Merriam. "Probably not Yokuts because of use of Joshua tree root material." (fide Lawrence E. Dawson, October 26, 1993). Published: Mason''s Aboriginal Basketry p. 478 pl 191; C. Hart Merriam "Studies of California Indians", 1955, pl. 24. Remarks: For materials see Supplementary Catalogue 1, p. 94.
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