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Winnowing tray

Museum number:
1-10901
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010010901
Alternate number:
915 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.264, Acc.265, and Acc.266
Object count:
2
Count note:
1 bag of fragments
Description:
Winnower; elliptical, twined. Warp is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis), weft is Sedge (Carex).
Donor:
Samuel A. Barrett
Collection place:
Dunlap, Fresno County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Fresno; Dunlap
Culture or time period:
Yokuts
Collector:
Samuel A. Barrett
Collection date:
February 1907
Materials:
Redbud and Sedge
Taxon:
Carex and Cercis occidentalis
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1907
Context of use:
Used as a general receptacle, but particularly for the purpose of catching minnows in the creeks and ditches of the plains of the San Joaquin Valley when these dry up during the early summer. For this purpose the basket is used in the manner of a dip net.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
length 75 centimeters
Comment:
Native name: "tcapaiin" in Endembitc Yokuts dialect. Photo: 15-4961. Remarks: For materials see Supplementary Catalogue 1, P. 74.
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