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Modoc Artist

Basket, early 20th c
Quills (spines) and dye
4 x 7 x 7 in. (10.16 x 17.78 x 17.78 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Twining)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Emeline H. Burns
Accession Number: P1676
Restricted hemispherical basket with a pedestal base. Sides decorated with open-sided yellow and brown imbricate-outlined diamonds, and base decorated with three concentric brown rings. Buff background. Intermontane region.

Porcupine quills dyed yellow by wolf moss, tule and cane.

Porcupine quills, dyed yellow by wolf moss, were originally used by the Modoc for basket hats. There are five different techniques utilized in htis basket's construction: plain two-strand twining, three-strand twining, diagonal twining, lattice twining, and full-twist overlay.
- from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection Catalog, 1979-1980

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 18 (illustrated/bw) fig. 1.

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