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Basket materials

Museum number:
1-1000
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010001000
Alternate number:
3000 (original number) and 3001 (previous number)
Accession number:
Acc.19
Object count:
1
Description:
One bundle of common beargrass (Xerophyllum tenax), in straight filaments, used for making baskets. Length: ca. 47 cm.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Hoopa Valley, Humboldt County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Humboldt; Hoopa Valley
Culture or time period:
Hupa
Collector:
Philip Mills Jones
Collection date:
August 1, 1901
Materials:
Xerophyllum tenex (previously called "squaw grass")
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
8.3 For Manufacturing
Accession date:
December 7, 1901
Context of use:
Material used in making baskets.
Department:
Native California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
length 47 centimeters
Comment:
Published: "AAE, I, pl 20, fig 4
Loans:
S1978-1979 #24: San Jose Museum of Art (October 24, 1978–January 19, 1979)
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