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Basketry cap

Museum number:
1-255543
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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. Main section has three diagonally standing rectangular areas flanked by rows of triangles. Rim has black and yellow triangle motif. Tag "Klamath River Tribes". Per Ralph Shanks: Woman’s twined cap. Crossed warp starting knot. The warp material is probably hazel. The background wefts are conifer root. The weft overlay is beargrass, red dyed woodwardia, and maidenhair fern. Starting at the starting knot is 1/2 inch of three strand twining, followed by 1.5 inches of plain twining. After that, there is one weft row of lattice twining. Plain twining continues to 1/2 inch below the rim where there is another weft row of lattice twining. After that plain twining continues to the end of the rim, which is trimmed. The design background is conifer root. At the start are several weft rows of overlay of beargrass, woodwardia, and maidenhair fern. After that there is a band of beargrass at the row of lattice twining. The main design is made of three designs made of triangles surrounding a rectangle. That is followed by another band of beargrass. At the rim there are several sets of two beargrass triangles surrounding a maidenhair fern triangle. The basket has an up to the right slant of weft twist. The workface is on the exterior, with a rightward work direction. The overlay is on the exterior, with very little pattern coming through to the other side. The basket is from Northwestern California, possibly Karok based on the history of Riddell's family 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 9 centimeters and diameter 18 centimeters
Comment:
Riddell's ancestor lived at Orleans in Karok territory.
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