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Cradle hood

Museum number:
1-10780
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Alternate number:
771 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.264, Acc.265, and Acc.266
Object count:
1
Description:
Cradle hood; Twined. Warp is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis), weft is string.
Donor:
Samuel A. Barrett
Collection place:
Ticetcu (historical village), Fresno County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Fresno; Ticetcu
Culture or time period:
Yokuts
Collector:
Arnold R. Pilling and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection date:
February 1907
Materials:
Redbud
Taxon:
Cercis occidentalis
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
6.1 Cradles and Swaddling
Accession date:
1907
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Comment:
Native name: "akulitc". Photo: 15-4821, 15-4824, 15-5002, 5004. Published: B.A.E.B. 78 Pl. 40. Remarks: This style of cradle is typical of the mountain region to the east of Tulare Lake, not only the Mono of the higher mountains but also the Yokuts of the adjacent foothills and plains making and using cradles of the same type. This cradle is said to have been made by a Nutantitca woman, whose former home was at Kingston, Fresno County. Note the difference in the form of this cradle and 10817. For materials see Supplementary Catalogue 1, p. 74.
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