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Plains Indian Museum

Great Basin 22
fabric 111 bark 28 twine 40
basket 234
bands 37
early 20th century
Base Height: 6.75 in, diameter of opening: 2375 in, wide at widest point: 4 in, Diameter: 1.75 in, Diameter: 4 in, H: 6 in, wide at widest point: 3 in, diameter of opening: 2 in
Credit Line:
Simplot Collection, gift of J.R. Simplot
Ritual and Recreation; Gifts and Novelty. Warp twined, closed spacing basket in shape of a restricted neck goblet. Funnel-shaped base. Neck (restricted part) has splints supporting a bark wrapped neck with a compound self binding with plaited selvage at 180 degree angle. Outside neck wrapped with 3 layers of cotton printed fabric/sewed onto neck with cotton thread. Design/fiber/colors: grass; black; blonde; natural and green; one in solid bands of color encircling basket on blonde background. This is a two part novelty basket, woven as an oil lamp (NA.506.101a - shade; and NA.506.101b - base). Novelty items as this were first made in the Victorian days. The base and shade were originally accessioned as separate baskets.
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