Basket

Native American (Northern Miwok)
before 1902


Object Place: California (Central), United States

Dimensions

12.1 cm (4.75 in.)

Accession Number

16.138

Medium or Technique

Probably buckbrush (Ceeanothus cuereatus or "chaparral") and bracken-fern root on bull-pine-rod (Pinus sabiniara) foundation

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Collections

Americas

Classifications

Basketry

Firm coiled basket with dark brown on honey colored ground. Zigzag motif going from rim to base with geometric leaf-like appendages softening each side of zigzag. The basket has a single rod foundation. The coils go counter clockwise. There are seven coils per inch. The rim of this basket is plaited.

Provenance

Gift of George Meacham in 1916.

Credit Line

Gift of George F. Meacham