basket

basket

Sierra Miwok coiled 3-rod flaring basket. Clockspring start. Foundation possibly willow with weft in bark peeled redbud. Two bands of opposing triangles. Top 2/3 of designs in braken fern rhizomes with other 1/3 in redbud. (Typical of Mariposa baskets.) Rim finished with single strand herringbone overstitched on last coil. Very probable that basket was made by Indian Mary, niece of Kalapine.
  • Object: basket
  • Artist: -
  • Circa: Pre 1911
  • Dimensions: 6 1/2" high 13" diameter
  • Culture Area: California
  • Cultural Group: Miwok, Sierra, Mariposa
  • Cultural Context: -
  • Donor: Casson, Jerry
  • Catalog #: 86.240