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Pomo Artist

Basket, n.d.
Grass and feathers and beads
x 4 5/16 in. ( x 11 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Robert Brewer
Accession Number: P3220
Restricted hemispherical basket with flat base. Coiled construction. Yellow curvilinear design with five-pointed star in center. All covered in feathers. Shell disk beads on edge and handle.

willow shoot, sedge, clam shell disc beads, red-headed woodpecker feathers and meadowlark feathers

Traditionally Pomo gift baskets such as this one are decorated with red feather and clam shell disc bead in simple geometric designs.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1976

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 40-41 (illustrated/bw 40) fig. 103.

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