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Basket, c. 1930
Wood and feathers
x 17 11/16 in. ( x 45 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Pomona College Collection
Accession Number: P3234
Oblong irregular restricted hemispherical basket with rounded base. Coiled construction. Black diamonds, zigzags, and four crosses on buff. Three rod.

Materials
Sedge, willow stem, redheaded woodpecker feathers

Commentary
Large boat-shaped baskets like this one were used by the Pomo shaman for storing ceremonial paraphernalia.
-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), 40-41 (illustrated/bw 40) fig. 106.

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