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Treasure basket

Museum number:
1-164429
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010164429
Accession number:
Acc.2311
Object count:
1
Description:
Twined, with coiled rim; globular; band of red and black diamonds on light ground. Tag "Klamath River Tribes att.". Per Ralph Shanks: Twined basket bowl. Crossed warp starting knot, indented. The warp material is probably willow. The weft material is conifer root. The weft overlay design is beargrass, maidenhair fern, and red-dyed woodwardia. Starting at the starting knot, there is 1/3 inch of three strand twining, followed by 1 inch of diagonal twining, followed by one weft row of three strand twining. Plain twining continues to the rim where there is a 1/4 inch of parallel warps open work. The rim is comprised of a reinforcing rod wrapped with beargrass, a dyed black material, and a tan material. The main design is woodwardia and maidenhair diamonds on a beargrass background. The basket has a rightward work direction, with up to the right slant of weft twist. The workface is on the exterior. The overlay is single-sided, on the exterior. The basket is from Northwest California.
Donor:
Stuart C. Way
Collection place:
Northwestern California
Verbatim coll. place:
California
Culture or time period:
Northwestern California tribes
Collector:
Stuart C. Way
Collection date:
unknown
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.5 Household
Accession date:
1967
Context of use:
Trinket basket.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
Dimensions:
height 9 centimeters and diameter 13 centimeters
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