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Paiute Artist

Basket Winnowing Tray, c. 1900
x 18 1/2 in. ( x 47 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, Nevada
Technique: Basketmaking (Weaving)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Levi Chubbuck
Accession Number: P1381
Pointed oval, slightly concave basket tray. Three bands of dark brown herringbone design on buff. Intermontane region.

willow stem, sapwood, inner bark

Trays made by diagonal twining techniques were used by the Paiutes for winnowing an for parching seeds and nuts, and the trangular shape is typical among both the Paiutes an the Shoshones.
-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), 36, fig. 71.

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