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Cooking basket

Museum number:
1-9952
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010009952
Alternate number:
58 (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:
Cooking basket; coiled. Warp is possibly Willow (Salix), weft is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Pattern is mud-dyed Brake fern (Pteris quilina). 3-rod coiling with interlocking stitches. Decoration: slightly oblique, irregular black bands. Design material is bracken fern root. Basket is very worn. It has been extensively repaired at base, but there are many breaks both near the base and at the rim.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection place:
Murphys, Calaveras County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Calaveras; Murphys
Culture or time period:
Eastern Miwok
Collector:
Samuel A. Barrett
Collection date:
1906
Materials:
Brake fern, Mud, Redbud, and Willow
Taxon:
Cercis occidentalis, Pteris quilina, and Salix
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1906
Context of use:
Used as a cooking basket.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
height 22.3 centimeters and diameter 38.5 centimeters
Comment:
Described as being "very old & much worn" at time of purchase. Native name and meaning: "hima" - generic term for kind of basket. Materials, techniques: cf. Supplementary Cat. 1, p. 39. Photo: 15-4875. Published: Milw. Publ. Mus. Bull. v. 2, pl. 42.
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