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Conical shaped basket with plain-twining and open-spacing warp fibers regularly grafted into a continuous twist to create swelled shape. Close twist band at top with black, "red" and white diamond pattern. Braided band along top. Leather thong attached to side.

Marks

Stamped metal tag: 74911 Mid-side: A-268

Provenance

With Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, by 1992. Purchased in 1992.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Native American (Karok), 1880–1900

Object Place

California (Northern), United States

Dimensions

55.88 cm (22 in.)

Accession Number

1992.150

Medium or Technique

Hazel and pine, white bear grass, black maidenhair fern, red alder-dyed fern root, and leather

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Basketry