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Shasta 3 Karok 4 Wintu Northeastern California 3
spruce root 15 Willow 104 hazel 12 bear grass 45 cotton fabric 4 maidenhair fern 6
basket 234
Animal 735 geometric 807
H: 8 in, Diameter: 14 in, diameter of opening: 6.5 in
Credit Line:
Gift of the Coe Foundation
Karok twined weave basket with dark brown geometric design, cloth trimming on top edge, n.d. Gift of above source, 1967 Catalog No. 521. Condition: Tear on side repaired with tape. Origin: When - 8-24-89 Jim Haas of Butterfield said this is Modoc. (EAB) | Shasta or Wintu plain twined spruce root over a hazel or willow foundation. The bear grass and maidenhair fern design is a full twist overlay. Cotton cloth is stitched around the opening. A Shasta or Wintu affiliation is preferred because of the added additional warps leading to the undulating appearance in the shape (Bryn Potter: 7/2013- AMD).
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