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Bowl basket

Museum number:
1-19778
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Accession number:
Acc.498
Object count:
1
Description:
Basket; coiled. Warp is Willow (Salix), weft is Sedge root (Carex). Red pattern is Redbud bark (Cercis occidentalis). Coiled, bowl shape with maroon designs and flat bottom. Basket has unusual "ownership mark".
Donor:
Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
North Central California
Verbatim coll. place:
California
Culture or time period:
Patwin
Collector:
unknown
Collection date:
unknown
Materials:
Redbud bark, Sedge root, and Willow
Taxon:
Carex, Cercis occidentalis, and Salix
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1916
Context of use:
Probably a mush boiling basket.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
height 24.6 centimeters and width 62.7 centimeters
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