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Catalog Number

CAS 0017-0004   CAS 0017-0004; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Wintu
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County unknown
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) or willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Conifer roots; Woodwardia fern (Woodwardia sp.) stems; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Very large round cooking basket with flat base and nearly vertical sides; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining with 3-strand twining on base and single row of 3-strand twining near rim; Designs are in dyed woodwardia fern in full-twist overlay and consist of 2 bands of large triangular units with smaller triangles on two sides of each larger one, and 2 narrow, plain bands just below rim, all on background of undyed bear grass leaves that are also woven in full-twist overlay technique.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 28.7, Max Diam = ca. 39.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0017-0005   CAS 0017-0005; Hat
Category Accessories/Ornaments; Basketry
Object Name Hat
Culture Klamath River
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early to mid 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Woodwardia fern (Woodwardia sp.) stems
Description Hemispherical woman's hat with flat base and curved sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and near rim; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia fern and is divided into 3 registers; Plain bands and bands of geometrics decorate crown; Middle register shows 6 triangles flanked by smaller ones; Rim register has band of small triangles and pairs of small rectangles (?).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.8, Max Diam = 16.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0017-0006   CAS 0017-0006; Hat
Category Accessories/Ornaments; Basketry
Object Name Hat
Culture Klamath River or Karuk
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Woodwardia fern (Woodwardia sp.) stems; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Hemispherical woman's hat with flat base and curved sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and lattice twining on base and near rim; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia and maidenhair fern and is divided into 3 registers; Tri-lobed geometric decorates crown; Middle and rim registers show 4 units of parallelograms with linear bands between units.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.8, Max Diam = 18.5

Catalog Number CAS 0048-0002   CAS 0048-0002; Baby carrier / cradleboard
Category Basketry
Object Name Baby carrier / cradleboard
Culture Klamath River
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots
Description Oval scoop-shaped baby carrier woven entirely in open, plain and 3-strand twining with a wrapped rim.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 30.0, Depth = 22.0, Length = 65.5

Catalog Number CAS 0048-0003   CAS 0048-0003; Baby carrier / cradleboard
Category Basketry
Object Name Baby carrier / cradleboard
Culture Klamath River
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1920s-1940s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots
Description Oval, scoop-shaped baby carrier woven entirely in open, plain twining except for single row of 3-strand twining on each lower front corner; Rim is wrapped; Supplementary "warp" rods inserted into lower portion, probably to reinforce seat area; Remnants of decorative blue ribbon remain on both sides of carrier near top.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 26.8, Depth = 20.0, Length = 60.3

Catalog Number CAS 0048-0004   CAS 0048-0004; Baby carrier / cradleboard model
Category Basketry
Object Name Baby carrier / cradleboard model
Culture Klamath River
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early to mid 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Woodwardia fern (Woodwardia sp.) stems; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Scoop-shaped model baby carrier whose lower portion is woven in open, 2-strand twining over paired warps; Warp material is peeled hazel shoots and primary weft material is conifer roots; Back and sides are woven in spaced 2-strand twining; Rim is coil-wrapped in alternating segments of bear grass leaves and woodwardia fern stems.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.0, Width = 24.0, Length = 49.0

Catalog Number CAS 0048-0005   CAS 0048-0005; Baby carrier / cradleboard model
Category Basketry
Object Name Baby carrier / cradleboard model
Culture Klamath River
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1930-1940
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Woodwardia fern (Woodwardia sp.) stems
Description Scoop-shaped twined baby carrier with areas of exposed warps; Warp rods forming back are bent back upon themselves at bottom; Warps on sides are bent around and overlap in front where they are twined in pairs in 2-strand twining except for 2 rows of 3-strand twining; Coiled designs on rim and half-twist overlay designs on sides and back alternate bear grass and woodwardia fern.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.8, Width = 15.0, Length = 34.0

Catalog Number CAS 0048-0006   CAS 0048-0006; Baby carrier / cradleboard model
Category Basketry
Object Name Baby carrier / cradleboard model
Culture Klamath River
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1930-1940
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Scoop-shaped baby carrier woven entirely in 2-strand twining; Warp rods forming back are bent back upon themselves at bottom; Side warps are bent around and overlap at front, where close-space twining is over paired warps; On sides and back, paired rows of twining alternate with areas of exposed warps; Rim is woven in coiled stitch alternating blocks of bear grass and conifer roots.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.5, Width = 15.1, Length = 33.2

Catalog Number CAS 0048-0007   CAS 0048-0007; Baby carrier / cradleboard model
Category Basketry
Object Name Baby carrier / cradleboard model
Culture Klamath River
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1930-1940
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves stems
Description Scoop-shaped baby carrier woven entirely in 2-strand twining in open-spaced technique; Warp rods forming back are bent back upon themselves at bottom; Warps along one side are bent around front and then continue up opposite side; Warps are paired on lower portion; Rim is finished in coiled stitch in alternate blocks of conifer root and bear grass.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.0, Width = 13.0, Length = 32.1

Catalog Number CAS 0048-0008   CAS 0048-0008; Baby carrier / cradleboard model
Category Basketry
Object Name Baby carrier / cradleboard model
Culture Klamath River
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1930-1940
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Woodwardia fern (Woodwardia sp.) stems; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Glass beads
Description Scoop-shaped baby carrier whose back warp rods are bent back upon themselves at bottom; Side warps are bent around and overlap in front where they are paired and woven in 2-strand close-spaced twining; On sides and back, 3 close-spaced rows of twining (center one done in half-twist overlay) alternate with exposed warps; Coiled rim done in bear grass and woodwardia fern.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.6, Width = 8.7, Length = 22.6

Catalog Number CAS 0048-0009   CAS 0048-0009; Baby carrier / cradleboard model
Category Basketry
Object Name Baby carrier / cradleboard model
Culture Klamath River
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1930-1940
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems; Woodwardia fern (Woodwardia sp.) stems
Description Scoop-shaped baby carrier woven entirely in 2-strand twining in open-spaced technique; Warp rods forming back are bent back upon themselves at bottom; Warps along sides are bent around and overlap in front; Rim is finished in coiled stitch in alternating blocks of bear grass, woodwardia fern, and maidenhair fern.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.8, Width = 7.3, Length = 17.6

Catalog Number

CAS 0048-0010   CAS 0048-0010; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Klamath River
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Deep, round basket with rounded base and inward sloping sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on outer base and bordering each design band; Warps are paired and crossed near rim; Reinforcing rod around rim is wrapped; Design is in bear grass and maidenhair fern in half-twist overlay and consists of bands with narrow zigzag alternating with bands of exposed warp.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 21.8, Rim Diam = 19.0, Max Diam = 22.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0048-0011   CAS 0048-0011; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Klamath River
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1920s-1940s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Round basket with flat base, rounded sides, and wide mouth; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base; Design is in bear grass and maidenhair ferns and includes 3 units of diagonally stacked parallelograms which are further subdivided into solid and open triangular units; Borders along top and bottom alternate light and dark colors.
Dimensions (cm) Height = ca. 13.0, Rim Diam = ca. 20.0, Max Diam = ca. 23.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0048-0012   CAS 0048-0012; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Klamath River
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems; Woodwardia fern (Woodwardia sp.) stems
Description Goblet-shaped basket with conical base supporting a spherical mid-section with short, constricted neck; Woven primarily in plain twining with large areas of exposed warps and 3-strand twining on base; warp rods are paired at several points and crossed near both rims, the latter also reinforced with rod bundles and wrapped; Design in half-twist overlay is single band of diamonds around mid-section.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 20.6, Max Diam = 16.9

Catalog Number

CAS 0048-0014   CAS 0048-0014; Hat
Category Accessories/Ornaments; Basketry
Object Name Hat
Culture Klamath River
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Woodwardia fern (Woodwardia sp.) stems
Description Young woman's hat with rounded base and gently rounded sides; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining with 3-strand twining at basket start and single row of lattice twining at lower side and another just below rim; Design field is divided into 3 registers, each containing geometric designs woven in half-twist overlay technique; Primary design on central register is complex zigzag pattern that includes positive and negative triangles.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.4, Max Diam = 16.6

Catalog Number

CAS 0048-0015   CAS 0048-0015; Hat
Category Accessories/Ornaments; Basketry
Object Name Hat
Culture Klamath River or Karuk
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Woodwardia fern (Woodwardia sp.) stems
Description Hemispherical woman's hat with rounded base and sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and near rim; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia and maidenhair ferns and is divided into 3 registers; Concentric bands decorate crown; Middle and rim register shows serrated-edged diagonal units with serrate-edged bands between registers.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.8, Max Diam = 17.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0048-0016   CAS 0048-0016; Hat
Category Accessories/Ornaments; Basketry
Object Name Hat
Culture Klamath River
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Hemispherical young woman's hat with rounded base and sided; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and near rim; Design is in bear grass and maidenhair fern and is divided into 3 registers; Concentric bands decorate the crown; Middle register shows motif of 3 small triangles repeated 8 times and arranged in zigzag pattern; Rim register has 4 parallelograms.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.1, Max Diam = 17.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0048-0017   CAS 0048-0017; Hat
Category Accessories/Ornaments; Basketry
Object Name Hat
Culture Klamath River
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.); Woodwardia fern (Woodwardia sp.) stems; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Hemispherical woman's hat with rounded base and sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and near rim; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia and maidenhair ferns and is divided into 3 registers; Open circle with 5 small pendant triangles decorates the crown; Middle register shows serrated-edged triangular motif with diagonal; Rim register has parallelograms.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.9, Max Diam = 17.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0048-0018   CAS 0048-0018; Basket start (unfinished)
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket start (unfinished)
Culture Klamath River
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Base start of round basket woven in plain twining with several rows of 3-strand twining at start and one row of lattice twining at juncture of base and sides; Exterior design in half-twist overlay consists of 2 parallel black bands with 10 black rectangles pendant from outermost band; Warp rods are broken off at rim; Weft fiber ends on interior are unclipped.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.2, Max Diam = 11.1

Catalog Number

CAS 0048-0019   CAS 0048-0019; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Klamath River
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Woodwardia fern (Woodwardia sp.) stems
Description Round, shallow conical basket woven in open, plain twining, with the rim wrapped in alternating blocks of bear grass and dyed woodwardia fern; Final row of twining is done in half-twist overlay with alternating stitches of bear grass and woodwardia fern.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.7, Max Diam = 9.7
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