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Sifting basket

Museum number:
1-3991
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010003991
Alternate number:
989 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.114
Object count:
1
Description:
Sifting basket; coiled. Grass (Sporobolus rigens) warp, Redbud (Cercis occidentalis) background weft. Red design in redbud and black pattern in brake fern (Pteris qiulina).
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Picayune rancheria, Madera County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
from the Chukchansi at Picyuna (Katanin) 5 m from coarse Gold, Madera county.
Culture or time period:
Chukchansi
Collector:
Alfred L. Kroeber
Collection date:
January 8-17, 1904
Materials:
Fern, Grass (plant material), and Redbud shoot
Taxon:
Cercis occidentalis, Pteris quilina, and Sporobolus rigens
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
For sifting.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
diameter 41.5 centimeters
Comment:
Photo: 15-4971. Majority of description is per Ruth Merrill's notes in Supplementary catalog 1 (1933), page 6.
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