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Treasure basket

Museum number:
1-10096
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010010096
Alternate number:
211 (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:
Trinket basket; Warp is Willow (Salix), weft is Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). Oblong-shaped with attached cloth strap, executed in open diagonal twine technique. No decoration.
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Samuel A. Barrett
Collection place:
Sheep Ranch, Calaveras County, California
Verbatim coll. place:
California; Calaveras; Sheep Ranch
Culture or time period:
Eastern Miwok
Maker or artist:
Limpy
Collector:
Samuel A. Barrett
Collection date:
1906
Materials:
Redbud and Willow
Taxon:
Cercis occidentalis and Salix
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1906
Context of use:
Trinket basket. Hung up as a receptacle for awls and other small implements and trinkets.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
height 20 centimeters and diameter 9.5 centimeters
Comment:
Materials: Cf. also Supplementary Catalogue 1, p. 41. Native name and meaning: "tcimkulu". Samuel A. Barrett remarks that the Paiute also make this kind of basket.
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