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Basket material

Museum number:
1-214019
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
1 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.1437
Object count:
1
Description:
Basketry material. Fiber from midrib of large fern Woodwardia.
Donor:
American Indian Film Project and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection place:
Klamath (CDP), Del Norte County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Del Norte; Klamath
Culture or time period:
Yurok
Maker or artist:
Minnie Frank
Collector:
Samuel A. Barrett
Collection date:
August 1961
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
8.3 For Manufacturing
Accession date:
1961
Context of use:
Used by Minnie Franks in basketry making. Mash these up and extract the two heavy fibers. Make a decoction of alder bark and soak to dye brown. Very permanent color.
Department:
Native California (archaeology and ethnology)
Comment:
Native names: "pa ap" (fiber from midrib of Woodwardia), "Wa a ditc" (the alder tree from which brown dye is obtained). Remarks: "Woodwardia grows quite far back in the mountain streams.
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