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Hupa Artist

Basket, c. 1910
Grass and wood
5 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (14.61 x 26.04 x 26.04 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Twining)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Levi Chubbuck
Accession Number: P1111
Restricted hemispherical basket with flat base. Twined construction with lattice twining. Modified buff fret on brown.

hazel shoot, pine root and squaw grass

Traditional cooking baskets for acorn soup or mush, often encircled by a simple design called "tied together," are executed in white grass overlay. The black marks left by hot cooking stones reveal that this basket was used many times.
-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), 39 (illustrated/bw) fig. 93.

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