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Basket

Object Number:48-25-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Washoe
Provenience: California (State)
Lake Tahoe
Culture Area: Great Basin Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Plant Fiber
Technique:Coiled
Basketry
Height: 13.2
Outside Diameter:28.3
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Dwight P. Robinson, 1948

Description

Fine coil. Natural colour with decorative motifs in purplish brown; 3 zigzags alternating with 2 small diamonds; also 2 small double step motifs and a dash.

Flat base, slightly rounded expanding sides.

Donor says: "Given me by my friend whose family have owned Lake Tahoe for 75 years. The basket was made by one of the Indians there and given her mother; so we know its history for 75 years."

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