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Basketry cap

Museum number:
1-255542
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Accession number:
Acc.3877
Object count:
1
Description:
Basketry, twined. Domical. Top has brown center with concentric bands of yellow, black and browns throughout cap. Four pairs of diagonally stacked yellow trapezoids bisected by two black and brown zigzags. Black areas. Tag "Klamath River Tribes". Per Ralph Shanks: Twined woman's basket hat. Crossed warp starting knot. The warp material is probably willow. The weft material is conifer root. The weft overlay background is red-dyed woodwardia with designs in beargrass and maidenhair fern. Starting at the starting knot, there is a mix of plain and mostly three strand twining for .5 inch, followed by 1 inch of plain twining, followed by one weft row of lattice twining. Plain twining continues to .75 inch from the rim where there is one weft row of lattice twining. The rim is trimmed. The main design is four sets of two stacked parallelograms with zigzags running through them. The basket has a rightward work direction, with an up to the right slant of weft twist. The workface is on the exterior. The overlay is primarily single-sided, with the main design on the exterior. The basket is from Northwestern California, possibly Karuk based on Francis Riddell's family residence in Orleans.
Donor:
Francis A. Riddell
Collection place:
Northwestern California
Verbatim coll. place:
California
Culture or time period:
Northwestern California tribes
Collector:
Francis A. Riddell
Collection date:
unknown
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.4 Fine Clothes and Accoutrements not used exclusively for status or religious purposes
Accession date:
1983
Department:
Native California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
height 11 centimeters and diameter 19 centimeters
Comment:
Riddell's ancestor lived at Orleans in Karok territory.
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