Winnowing tray

Winnowing tray

Winnowing tray, diagonal open-twined; warp - peeled willow; weft - peeled, split-willow, design elements: red - winter-picked willow with bark left on; black-bracken fern root. There are two bands of designs running across mid-section of basket - 2" wide. Double diamond back design in red with a double row of black forming a band on either side. A strong willow rod (1/4" diameter) used on entire border for strength.
  • Object: Winnowing tray
  • Artist: unknown
  • Circa: late 1900's
  • Dimensions: 19 5/16 long x 17 1/2" wide 0 lbs, 12.6 oz
  • Culture Area: Basin/California
  • Cultural Group: Washoe
  • Cultural Context: This basketry form was used to separate the chaff from grain by tossing in a light breeze.
  • Donor: Barbara Wallace
  • Catalog #: 97.350