Water jar. Diagonal twined. Warp - willow; weft - willow. Field element - natural willow. Design element - dyed black willow. Design: two bands - one a 1/2 inch above shoulder; the other a 1/2 inch below shoulder.The bands are 7 stitches wide. The three middle stitches alternate black and white. The two outer stitches on each side are solid black. Neck of basketry jar is out- curved. Rim, 2 1/2" inches wide, is wrapped in willow. A 2 " vertical handle made of blonde horse hair sits on the shoulder of the basket. Four inches beside it was another one which apparently has broken off. Pine pitch once covered entire basket to hold water, but it is almost completely worn off. A pointed base on basket does not allow it to stand up.
- Object: Water Jar
- Artist: Unknown
- Circa: -
- Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 10 1/4" inches
- Culture Area: Basin/Plateau
- Cultural Group: Shoshone / Ute / Paiute
- Cultural Context: For the carrying and storage of water.
- Donor: Mendocino County Museum
- Catalog #: 96.150