Object photography

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Object description

  • Southern Maidu artist
  • Basket, before 1898
  • Plant fiber, feather
  • Upper Lake, California, United States
  • H: 2 1/4 in, dia.: 5 1/4 in (H: 5.7 cm, dia.: 13.3 cm)
  • Gift of Mrs. Charles Mifflin Hammond, 1898
  • E4122

TECHNIQUE

Coiling, weaving

DESCRIPTION

This is a basket with a flattened globe shape and an open top. The object is made with plant fiber in a coiled weave. The basket is decorated with geometric patterns in black on a natural color background. The outside of the basket is dotted with the remains of red feathers.