ring foot; outward-flaring sides of basket with flat shoulder and wide mouth; tight-fitting lid with ring beneath rim; basket and cover decorated with stepped bands of medium and dark brown on light brown ground; dark brown quail feathers around point of shoulder

Basket, c. 1900

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This basket, made in the early 20th century by an Indigenous woman artist in California, incorporates locally harvested materials including grasses and roots, gathered through a deeply complex understanding of the local ecology. Harvesting is just the beginning of a long process of the preparation of materials that must happen before each artist can sit down to weave.

Details
Title
Basket
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2014.149.16a,b
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ring foot; outward-flaring sides of basket with flat shoulder and wide mouth; tight-fitting lid with ring beneath rim; basket and cover decorated with stepped bands of medium and dark brown on light brown ground; dark brown quail feathers around point of shoulder