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Cooking basket

Museum number:
1-10051
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010010051
Alternate number:
159 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.216, Acc.217, Acc.218, Acc.220, Acc.222, Acc.226, Acc.227, Acc.229, Acc.230, Acc.231, Acc.234, Acc.235, Acc.236, Acc.237, Acc.238, Acc.241, Acc.242, Acc.243, Acc.244, Acc.245, Acc.246, Acc.249, Acc.250, Acc.251, and Acc.254
Object count:
1
Description:
Cooking basket; coiled. Warp is Willow (Salix), weft is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Pattern is Brake fern (Pteris quilina). Small, old, and rough; coiled. Decoration: thin black horizontal band encircling basket. Dark material is brackenfern root. 1-rod coiling with interlocking stitches.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection place:
West Point, Calaveras County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Calaveras; West Point
Culture or time period:
Eastern Miwok
Maker or artist:
Lily's mother
Collector:
Blindy and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection date:
1906
Materials:
Brake fern, Redbud, and Willow
Taxon:
Cercis occidentalis, Pteris quilina, and Salix
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1906
Context of use:
Used as a dipping basket.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
diameter 24 centimeters and height 10.5 centimeters
Comment:
Native name and meaning: "pulissa". Materials, techniques: cf. Supplementary Catalogue 1, p. 40.
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