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Necklace

Museum number:
1-259104
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010259104
Accession number:
Acc.4585
Object count:
1
Count note:
1
Description:
Beaded; seed bead chain in triangular shapes; disc shaped medallion, seed beaded, on buckskin backing, "foot" design; seed bead tassels suspended from medallion; purple, red, orange, yellow, and white seed beads.
Donor:
Margaret Mathewson and University Appropriation
Collection place:
Yuba County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Northern California; Northwestern California
Culture or time period:
Mountain Maidu
Maker or artist:
Ennis Peck
Collector:
Margaret Mathewson
Collection date:
after 1950
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
length 47 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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