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Miwok Artist

Burden Basket, late 19th c
17 1/4 x 21 1/16 x 21 7/16 in. (43.82 x 53.5 x 54.45 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Twining)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. M.F. Bailey
Accession Number: P2928
Conical basket with no base. Wicker construction. Open twining. Templine of badly worn cloth.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 35, fig. 67.

Tag attatched to interior has wrinting on both sides. The front of the tag reads: "This / belonged / to 'Old / Mary' / well known / in Yosemite". Back of tag reads: "Burden / Basket / from / Yosemite / Valley 1898 / Forbes".

This belonged to Old Mary, a Miwok woman, near Yosemite, California. Collected in 1898.vBailey to CUC.

Collected in 1898, this basket was used by a Miwok woman to transport elderberries she sold to tourists at Yosemite. It is of a type that was conventionally used for carrying acorns.

Willow stem and bark, metal rod, metal wire, and leather

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  • Overall Dimensions: 17 1/4 x 21 1/16 x 21 7/16 in. (43.82 x 53.5 x 54.45 cm) Measured by Martin, Jack

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