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Mortar basket

Museum number:
1-2309
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Alternate number:
893 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.86
Object count:
1
Description:
Mortar basket; twined. Warp is Willow (Salix), weft is yellow Pine. White pattern is Beargrass (Xerophyllum tenax). Red color is Maidenahir (Adiantum pedatum) dyed in Alder (Alnus rubra). Rim bound with Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Shows signs of use but in good condition. 2-faced overlay; white band with repeated red and black vertical zigzags; also thin white horizontal stripes and dotted stripes. Lower third of basket is done in 3-strand twining. A small hoop is latticed- twined to the outside 7.5 cm from the bottom; a hoop is sewn on to form rim at the top, with split redbud shoots.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Baird (historic place), Shasta county, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Shasta; Baird
Culture or time period:
Wintu
Collector:
Alfred L. Kroeber and John Campbell Merriam
Collection date:
1903
Materials:
Alder, Common beargrass, Maidenhair fern, Pine (wood), Redbud, and Willow
Taxon:
Adiantum pedatum, Alnus rubra, Cercis occidentalis, Salix, and Xerophyllum tenax
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1903
Context of use:
For mortar.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Comment:
Published: "AAE, II, 4, p 135, Fig 223" Remarks: "For materials see Supplementary Catalogue 1, p. 70
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