Gathering basket

Native American (Karok)
1880–1900


Object Place: California (Northern), United States

Dimensions

Overall: 51.4 x 55.9 x 55.9 cm (20 1/4 x 22 x 22 in.)

Accession Number

1992.150

Medium or Technique

Hazel and pine, white bear grass, black maidenhair fern, red alder-dyed fern root, and leather

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Basketry

Conical shaped basket with plain-twining and open-spacing warp fibers regularly grafted into a continuous twist to create swelled shape. Close twist band at top with black, “red” and white diamond pattern. Braided band along top. Leather thong attached to side.

Markings

Stamped metal tag: 74911
Mid-side: A-268

Provenance

With Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, by 1992. Purchased in 1992.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund