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Pomo Artist

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.

Sedge, willow stem, redheaded woodpecker feathers

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

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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