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Burden Basket, c. 1910
Wood
18 1/2 x 24 x 20 in. (46.99 x 60.96 x 50.8 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Twining)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Angle
Accession Number: P1904
Large conical basket with a conical base. Diagonally wrapped, twined construction. Maroon diagonal zigzags and narrow stripes on brown. Overall pattern on this basket is called 'design empty in the middle arrowhead connected.'

Materials
Willow stem and root, redbud bark and grape

Commentary
Diagonal pattern format is frequently used in Pomo burden baskets (fig. 20). The overall pattern on this asket, called "design empty in the middle arrowhead connected," is worked in wrapped twining.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1976

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 35 (illustrated/bw) fig. 65.

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