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Hupa Artist

Basket with Cover, c. 1900
Grass and wood
x 6 11/16 in. ( x 17 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, Northwestern California or Oregon
Technique: Basketmaking (Twining)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Jonathan Tibbet
Accession Number: P1093
Restricted hemispherical basket with a flat base and a concave, removable lid with a small handle. Twined construction. Black and brown triangle friezes on tan.

Hazel, conifer root, squaw grass and maidenhair fern

An ornate lidded basket, which may have been inspired by the traditional tobacco or trinket basket, this example could have been made for the tourist trade. Originally, lids were simply small baskets that were inverted over the apertures of larger baskets. Decorated with traditional materials and techniques in its manufacture.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 85, fig. 291.

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