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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

Catalog Number

CAS 0048-0020   CAS 0048-0020; 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; String
Description Deep, oval basket with flat base and straight sides, woven in alternating bands of close-spaced plain twining and bands of exposed warps; Rim and two coiled bail handles attached at rim are wrapped; Twined bands on sides are decorated in half-twist overlay of bear grass and dyed woodwardia fern, showing central band of brown diamonds bisected by blue band.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 24.5, Depth = 14.1, Max Diam = 25.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0048-0021   CAS 0048-0021; 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; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Round, conical basket on wide, platform base; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining in center of base and along its outer edge; Warp rods are crossed at several places and both upper and lower rims are reinforced with wrapped rod bundles; Design is in bear grass and maidenhair and woodwardia fern in half-twist overlay and includes bands of triangles and areas of exposed warp rods.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 17.5, Rim Diam = 23.1, Max Diam = 27.3

Catalog Number

CAS 0048-0022   CAS 0048-0022; Basket plaque
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket plaque
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. 1945-1955
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 Shallow, oval plaque with braided rim; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining in center; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia and maidenhair ferns and consists of rectilinear meander following contours of plaque, bordered above and below by plain bands.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 4.3, Max Diam = 26.9

Catalog Number

CAS 0048-0023   CAS 0048-0023; Basket plaque
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket plaque
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. 1945-1955
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Shallow, round plaque with braided rim; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining in center; Design is in bear grass and maidenhair fern in half-twist overlay and includes wide band containing 4 triangular units (lizard foot pattern).
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 3.9, Max Diam = 21.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0048-0024   CAS 0048-0024; 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
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Shallow round tray with flaring sides, woven in 2-strand twining with several rows of 3-strand twining near start, and single row of 3-strand twining just below mid-section and around rim; Design on interior are in half-twist overlay and consist of concentric bands woven in alternating bear grass and maidenhair ferns, alternating with plain bands of bear grass.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.2, Max Diam = 24.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0048-0025   CAS 0048-0025; Basket plaque
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket plaque
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. 1945-1955
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 Shallow, oval plaque with braided rim; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining in center; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia and maidenhair fern stems in half-twist overlay and consists of 4 geometric motifs of terraced triangles with pendant triangles (lizard foot pattern).
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 3.7, Max Diam = 28.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0048-0026   CAS 0048-0026; 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 Round basket with flat base and curved sides and slightly in-curved rim, woven primarily in close-spaced, plain twining, with 3-strand twining on base and at juncture of base and sides; Design is in half-twist overlay and includes band of contiguous triangles in bear grass on base and stacked parallelograms (repeated 3 times on sides) in woodwardia and maidenhair fern on bear grass.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.8, Rim Diam = 11.2, Max Diam = 12.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0048-0038   CAS 0048-0038; 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 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 storage basket with flat base and nearly vertical sides; Warp rods are bent over at rim and incorporated into coil-wrapped bundle of rim reinforcing rods that also forms 2 looped handles; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining, with 3-strand twining on base and sides; Design in half-twist overlay consists of zigzag band in bear grass and areas of exposed warps.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 30.0, Rim Diam = 45.5, Max Diam = 47.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0073-0004   CAS 0073-0004; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Maidu, Patwin
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Plumas, Lassen
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round cooking basket with flat base and flaring sides; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Designs are in redbud and consist of 4 large triangular motifs (2 comprised of stacked trapezoids flanked by triangles and surmounted by human figure and 2 comprised of stacked parallelograms flanked by triangles; Some of the triangles contain "H", "W", and inverted "V" shapes.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 32.3, Max Diam = 51.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0090-0008   CAS 0090-0008; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Mission
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County unknown
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Juncus rush (Juncus sp.) stems
Description Round bowl-shaped basket with flat base and flaring sides; Coiled on bundle foundation; Basket lacks actual designs except for random patterns formed by color variations of juncus weft fibers.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.3, Max Diam = 27.0

Catalog Number CAS 0090-0009   CAS 0090-0009; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Yokuts
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Deep round basket with flat base and flaring sides; Woven in coiling technique over bundle foundation; Designs include 4 vertical groups of stacked triangles (3 lines of triangles in black, 2 in red) called the arrow quiver design, framed above by a diamond back snake pattern in red and black, and segments of black ticking along rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.2, Max Diam = 26.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0090-0010   CAS 0090-0010; 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
Description Round acorn mush bowl with flat base and rounded sides, rising to straight rim; Woven primarily in plain twining, with 3-strand twining on base and lattice twining on upper sides; Exterior design, in bear grass in half-twist overlay, consists of 2 bands of diagonally stacked triangles and parallelograms (known as "Sharp Tooth" pattern), separated by 2 rows of lattice twining.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.5, Max Diam = 22.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0090-0011   CAS 0090-0011; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Klamath River, Yurok
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
Description Round acorn mush bowl with flat base and rounded sides rising to straight rim; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and lattice twining on sides; Design on upper sides, in bear grass in half-twist overlay, consists of wide zigzag band with 2 lattice twined rows through its center.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.0, Max Diam = 20.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0090-0012   CAS 0090-0012; 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. late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Round acorn mush basket with flat base and curving sides that rise up to a straight rim; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and single row of diagonal twining just below rim; Exterior design consists of zigzag line and band of solid triangles (woven in bear grass in half-twist overlay) on upper sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.5, Max Diam = 21.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0090-0013   CAS 0090-0013; 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. late 1800s to early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Round acorn mush basket with rounded base and gently curving sides rising to straight rim; Woven primarily in close-spaced, plain twining with 3-strand twining on base; Exterior design, woven in bear grass in half-twist overlay, consists of 2 parallel bands of contiguous triangles with negative band between them; Pattern is known as "Sitting" or " Snake Nose" design.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.3, Max Diam = 20.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0090-0014   CAS 0090-0014; 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
Description Round acorn mush basket with rounded base and curving sides rising toward a straight rim; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand and diagonal twining on base and 2 rows of lattice twining on upper sides; Exterior design band on upper sides consists of row of negative contiguous triangles, done on background of bear grass woven in half-twist overlay.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.6, Rim Diam = 18.5, Max Diam = 19.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0090-0015   CAS 0090-0015; Hat
Category Accessories/Ornaments; Basketry
Object Name Hat
Culture Modoc
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Modoc, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Tule or bulrush (Scirpus acutus) stems; Indian hemp (?); Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems; Dyed porcupine quills
Description Round hat with flat base and flaring sides; woven in 2-strand twining; Warp ends are folded over at rim and bound into final row of twining; Weft on basket start is possibly Indian hemp cordage; Designs on sides are in full-twist overlay and include plain band at base and 3 columns of stacked triangles, each with superimposed column of negative diamonds, some of which are done in quill work.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.7, Max Diam = 19.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0090-0016   CAS 0090-0016; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Mission
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County unknown
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sumac (Rhus sp.) stems; Juncus rush (Juncus sp.) stems
Description Deep, round basket with flat base and flaring sides; Coiled on bundle foundation; Designs are in dyed juncus rush leaves and consist of wide band around mid-section of basket, comprising numerous terraced, diagonal zigzag lines.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 21.9, Max Diam = 22.9

Catalog Number

CAS 0090-0023   CAS 0090-0023; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Mission
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County unknown
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sumac (Rhus sp.) stems; Juncus rush (Juncus sp.) stems
Description Shallow, round bowl-shaped basket with flat base and flaring sides; Coiled on bundle foundation; Designs are in natural and dyed juncus rush leaves and consist of wide band around side, framed above and below by 2-coil band of alternating light and dark rectangles.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.5, Max Diam = ca. 41.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0090-0026   CAS 0090-0026; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Mission
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County unknown
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sumac (Rhus sp.) stems; Juncus rush (Juncus sp.) stems
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides that taper in gradually toward rim; Coiled on bundle foundation; Design around mid-section consists of 2 wide, contiguous bands, each containing a zigzag line between upper and lower framing lines (positioning of the bands, one atop the other, actually forms open diamond patterns); Rim is completely wrapped in commercial fabric.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 22.8, Rim Diam = ca. 13.0, Max Diam = 35.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0090-0027   CAS 0090-0027; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Klamath or Modoc
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Oregon
County Modoc, Siskiyou, CA, Klamath, OR
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture unknown (pre-1945)
Collection Name N/A
Materials Tule or bulrush (Scirpus acutus) stems; Cattail (Typha latifolia) stems
Description Oval basket with flat base and slightly rounded sides; Woven in 2-strand twining with 1 row of lattice twining on base and 2 rows just below rim; Warp ends are folded over at rim and bound into final row of twining; Designs in 2-strand twining consist of concentric bands (dark brown and golden brown) on base and band of open rectangles, plain band and 4 goblet-shaped motifs on side.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.5, Width = ca. 28.5, Length = ca. 35.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0090-0032   CAS 0090-0032; 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 Round basket with flat base and curved sides rising to straight rim; Woven primarily in plain twining, with 3-strand twining on base; Rim includes area of exposed, crossed warp rods and reinforcing rod wrapped in bear grass; Design includes 2 concentric bands on interior base and 2 bands of negative diamonds on exterior, all in bear grass and maidenhair fern in half-twist overlay.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.5, Rim Diam = ca. 15.5, Max Diam = 17.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0090-0034   CAS 0090-0034; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Mission
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County unknown
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sumac (Rhus sp.) stems; Juncus rush (Juncus sp.) stems
Description Round basket with flat base, curved sides, and high shoulder; Coiled on bundle foundation; Designs include zigzag band (with truncated peaks) around lower sides, band of closely spaced, terraced diagonals around mid-section, and band of "S" shapes around shoulder, all in dyed juncus.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.2, Rim Diam = 9.8, Max Diam = 14.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0090-0035   CAS 0090-0035; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Mission
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County unknown
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sumac (Rhus sp.) stems; Juncus rush (Juncus sp.) stems
Description Round basket with flat base and curved sides, tapering inward as they rise, forming a wide, short neck; Coiled on bundle foundation; Design consists of six diagonal columns of small rectangular units.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.9, Rim Diam = 9.4, Max Diam = 13.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0090-0036   CAS 0090-0036; 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 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 Globose basket with flat base, low shoulder, and curving sides that slope inward toward narrow rim; Warp rods are crossed just below rim and coil wrapped at rim; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia and maidenhair fern stems and includes plain bands and band of crosses on base and bicolored zigzag around upper sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.2, Rim Diam = 7.0, Max Diam = 12.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0090-0037   CAS 0090-0037; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Mission
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County unknown
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sumac (Rhus sp.) stems; Juncus rush (Juncus sp.) stems
Description Round basket with flat base, flaring lower sides forming a very low shoulder, and upper sides sloping inward toward narrow diameter mouth; Designs are in dyed juncus rush leaves and consist of 6 paired vertical columns of stacked triangles, framed between upper and lower framing lines.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.0, Rim Diam = 8.0, Max Diam = 14.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0090-0038   CAS 0090-0038; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Mission (?)
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County unknown
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Cane rods; Raffia leaves
Description Round basket with flat base, curved sides and in-curving rim; Coiled on single-rod foundation in grasshopper stitch technique; Designs are in dyed raffia leaves and consist of four-petal floral pattern (red and black) on base, and 2-coil band alternating red and black units just below rim; Plain black band outlines rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.3, Rim Diam = 8.0, Max Diam = 9.3

Catalog Number

CAS 0090-0058   CAS 0090-0058; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
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
Description Round acorn mush basket with rounded base and rounded, in-curving sides; Woven primarily in close-spaced, plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and lattice twining on upper sides; Design is done in bear grass in half-twist overlay and consists of wide zigzag band on upper sides, with 2 rows of lattice twining across the design for structural reinforcement.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.0, Rim Diam = 16.2, Max Diam = 18.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0091-0037   CAS 0091-0037; Burden basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Burden basket
Culture Modoc
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Modoc, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Tule or bulrush (Scirpus acutus) stems; Cattail (Typha latifolia) leaves; Nettle (Urtica dioica) stems; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Conical burden basket woven in 2-strand twining with single row of 3-strand twining just below rim; Warp ends are folded over at rim and bound into final row of twining; Designs are in full-twist overlay and include 3 diagonal columns of stacked parallelograms with small open diamond and cross motifs in intervening spaces.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 17.6, Max Diam = ca. 20.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0097-0003   CAS 0097-0003; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Achumawi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Modoc, Siskiyou, Shasta, Lassen
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; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Oval basket with flat base and vertical sides, woven in 3-strand twining on the base and in plain twining on sides; Single row of lattice twining along outer edge of base provides added structural support and also forms a footed base; Warp fibers are bent over at rim and incorporated into a bundle which is coil-wrapped in split redbud shoots; Warp material is hazel shoots and primary weft material is conifer roots; Designs on sides are woven in full-twist overlay technique, using black maidenhair fern stems on a background of natural colored bear grass stems, and consist of an elaborate terraced zigzag band comprising negative geometrics (possibly deer rib pattern), and 6 large cross-shaped motifs just below the rim; Final rows of twining just below rim alternate light and dark overlay materials.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.1, Width = 14.1, Length = 26.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0097-0004   CAS 0097-0004; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Achumawi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Modoc, Siskiyou, Shasta, Lassen
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; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Small round basket with flat base and rounded sides that curve inward slightly at the rim, woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and along final row of twining at rim; Warp fibers are clipped above rim; Warp material is hazel shoots and primary weft material is conifer roots; Designs on side are woven in full-twist overlay technique, using natural colored bear grass leaves for the background and black maidenhair fern stems for the actual designs, which consist of a band of 5 open diamonds (wolf's eye pattern) with triangle pendant atop each diamond, all framed between upper and lower framing lines that alternate light and dark overlay materials.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.8, Rim Diam = 11.0, Max Diam = 12.6

Catalog Number

CAS 0108-0008   CAS 0108-0008; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Achumawi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Modoc, Siskiyou, Shasta, Lassen
Other Geographic Data Northeastern California
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round basket with flat base and globose lower body whose sides taper inward and then rise vertically to form a short, but very wide neck with a straight rim; Basket is woven primarily in plain twining technique, with bands of 3-strand twining alternating with bands of plain twining on base; Warp material is hazel shoots and primary weft material is conifer roots; Designs are woven in full-twist overlay technique, using natural colored bear grass leaves as the background and black maidenhair fern stems for the actual designs, which consists of a wide zigzag band with serrated outer edges and overlaid by a narrow negative terraced zigzag line; Solid black line encircles rim and 2 large concentric circles (woven of bear grass leaves) decorate the base.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 19.1, Rim Diam = 21.2, Max Diam = 25.1

Catalog Number

CAS 0108-0009   CAS 0108-0009; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides, curving inward toward rim; Coiled on single-rod foundation in spaced-stitch technique; Designs are in dyed bracken fern roots and consist of plain band just below rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.0, Rim Diam = 12.0, Max Diam = 16.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0108-0011   CAS 0108-0011; 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. late 1800s
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 Hemispherical woman's hat with rounded base and sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and lattice twining near base and rim; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia and maidenhair fern and is divided into 3 registers; On crown are concentric bands; Middle and rim registers show units of diagonally stacked triangles.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.0, Max Diam = 19.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0108-0015   CAS 0108-0015; 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 Goblet-shaped basket with flaring base and conical shaped upper portion; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base; Rims on base and upper portion are reinforced with rod bundle and wrapped; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia fern in half-twist overlay and consists of concentric bands on base and bands of positive and negative diamonds and triangles on upper sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.1, Max Diam = 17.3

Catalog Number CAS 0108-0016   CAS 0108-0016; 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 Northwestern California
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 warps forming back doubled back on themselves at bottom; Warps on sides are folded around and overlap at front where they are twined in pairs in 2-strand twining with 3-strand twining on corners; Sides and back are all woven in 2-strand twining; Coiled rim is wrapped in alternating blocks of bear grass and woodwardia fern.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.5, Width = 21.2, Length = 45.9

Catalog Number CAS 0121-0001   CAS 0121-0001; Burden basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Burden basket
Culture Wailaki
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Leather
Description Conical shaped burden basket with flaring sides; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining with 3-strand twining on lower sides and 2 rows of lattice twining on lower interior; Reinforcing rod on interior of rim is coil-wrapped; Weft fibers on basket start are leather; Designs in bear grass in full-twist overlay and include multi-lined zigzag bands on side and band of diamonds just below rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = ca. 42.0, Max Diam = 46.8

Catalog Number

CAS 0127-0001   CAS 0127-0001; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Eastern Mono
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mono, Inyo
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round mush boiler basket with flat base and gently curved, flaring sides; Coiled on 3-bundle foundation; Designs on sides include 4 pairs of vertical zigzags (increasing in width as they rise) forming negative diamonds between them and 3 vertical columns of stacked triangles; Design on base is obliterated.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 17.7, Max Diam = 35.8

Catalog Number

CAS 0127-0002   CAS 0127-0002; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Panamint Shoshone (Timbisha Shoshone) (possibly Gabrieliño*)
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County unknown
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots; Tree yucca [Joshua tree] (Yucca brevifolia) roots
Description Round basket with flat base and deep, flaring sides; Woven on 3-rod coil; Design is in dyed bulrush roots and tree yucca roots and consists of 3 composite and bicolored, terraced zigzags and 1 single zigzag, all rising from base to rim; 4 areas of dark and light ticking decorate the rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.6, Max Diam = 37.0

Catalog Number CAS 0127-0003   CAS 0127-0003; Basketry covered bottle
Category Basketry
Object Name Basketry covered bottle
Culture Paiute or Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Glass; Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Tall-necked green wine (?) bottle with basketry covering, woven mostly in diagonal twining with 2 rows of 3-strand twining at rim; Warp rods are bent over at rim and coil-wrapped; Short ring-base, coiled on single rod foundation is attached to base; Designs on sides include 5 bands in redbud, dyed (black) bracken fern root, and spring-peeled (brown) and dyed (green and yellow) willow.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 27.7, Rim Diam = 3.5, Max Diam = 11.9

Catalog Number

CAS 0127-0004   CAS 0127-0004; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Cahuilla
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Riverside
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems (?); Sumac (Rhus sp.) stems; Juncus rush (Juncus sp.) stems
Description Round bowl-shaped basket with flat base and curved, flaring sides; Coiled on bundle foundation; Design is in dyed juncus rush stems and consists of 8 single-coil bands on lower 2/3 of sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.4, Max Diam = 28.3

Catalog Number

CAS 0127-0005   CAS 0127-0005; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Sierra Miwok
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Calaveras, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Mono
Other Geographic Data Sutter Creek area (?)
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round basket with flat base and flaring sides; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Designs are in dyed bracken fern and consist of terraced zigzag band around mid-section and band of 6 open, terraced diamonds around upper sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.2, Max Diam = 23.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0127-0006   CAS 0127-0006; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Klamath River, Yurok
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
Description Deep, round acorn mush basket with flat base and curving sides that rise up to a straight rim; Woven primarily in close-spaced, plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and lattice twining near rim; Exterior design just below rim is done in bear grass in half-twist overlay and consists of two bands of triangles, with two rows of lattice twining between them.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.0, Max Diam = 22.9

Catalog Number

CAS 0127-0007   CAS 0127-0007; 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; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Hemispherical woman's hat with flat base and curving sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and near rim; Design is in bear grass and maidenhair fern and divided into 3 registers; 5-point star is on crown; Middle and rim registers show 3 motifs of stacked parallelograms with negative terraced units within and diagonal bisecting lines ("flint pattern with snake lines").
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.0, Max Diam = 18.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0127-0009   CAS 0127-0009; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Aniline dyes
Description Deep basket with flat base rounded sides that curve inward toward rim, and high shoulder; Coiled on single-rod foundation in spaced-stitch technique; Designs are in dyed (brown and pink) willow and consist of brown zigzag band around sides, enclosing pink V-shapes, all done in supplementary wefts.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.5, Rim Diam = 13.0, Max Diam = 14.9

Catalog Number

CAS 0127-0012   CAS 0127-0012; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Cahuilla
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Riverside
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sumac (Rhus sp.) stems; Juncus rush (Juncus sp.) stems
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides that curve inward toward wide mouth; Woven in coiling technique over bundle foundation; Designs 12 floral motifs (possibly representing cholla cactus?) woven in natural (gold) or dyed (black) juncus or a combination of both, and 2 open diamonds in natural (gold) juncus, all on sides of baskets.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 14.2, Rim Diam = 19.2, Max Diam = 23.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0127-0013   CAS 0127-0013; 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. late 1800s to 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 Hemispherical woman's hat with flat base and rounded sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and near rim; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia and maidenhair fern and is divided into 3 registers; Open circle with 4 "foot pattern" motifs is on crown; Middle and rim registers have stacked parallelograms that are bisected with terraced band ("sharp tooth with striped water snake" pattern).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.3, Max Diam = 17.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0127-0014   CAS 0127-0014; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Mission
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County unknown
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sumac (Rhus sp.) stems; Juncus rush (Juncus sp.) stems
Description Round basket with flat base and curving sides that slope inward toward rim; Coiled on bundle foundation; Designs around sides include a single line, upon which rest 4 bowl-shaped geometric shapes (2 in dyed juncus and 2 in undyed [golden] juncus) with additional geometric shapes within and above them.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.5, Rim Diam = 13.8, Max Diam = 16.9

Catalog Number CAS 0127-0015   CAS 0127-0015; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Slightly oval shaped basket with flat base and rounded sides, curving inward toward rim; coiled on single-rod foundation in spaced-stitch technique; Designs are in dyed (black) bracken fern roots and redbud and consist of 4 concentric (red and black) diamonds alternating with groups of 4 black triangles arranged in diamond shapes, all woven with supplementary wefts.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.9, Rim Diam = 14.2, Max Diam = 18.8

Catalog Number

CAS 0129-0001   CAS 0129-0001; Hat
Category Accessories/Ornaments; Basketry
Object Name Hat
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1890s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots; Clam shell beads
Description Oval hat with a wide flat brim; Woven in 3-rod coil technique; Warp material is peeled willow shoots and primary weft material is sedge roots; Design is woven of dyed bulrush roots and consists of terraced diamonds and whirling log motifs (swastikas) on crown, sides, and brim of hat; Rim of hat is decorated along edge with 78 clam shell disc beads strung on string and sewn periodically to the hat's final coiled bundle.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.9, Width = 30.7, Length = 34.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0136-0002   CAS 0136-0002; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Maidu
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Plumas, Lassen
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1915
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Weft: Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Very large and deep round basket with flat base and widely flaring sides, woven in coiled technique over 3-rod foundation; Designs are in red bud and consist of 4 serrated zigzags that spiral from base to rim; Traces of red wood throughout the basket (other than in design) indicate that primary weft material is peeled redbud rather than willow; Overall shape of this basket is similar to that of a cooking basket as well as of a cremation basket, but its size is many times larger than either, suggesting this was probably commissioned by a private collector solely for display purposes.
Dimensions (cm) Height = ca. 74.0, Max Diam = ca. 115.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0003   CAS 0145-0003; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Paiute
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California
County
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1940s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Devil's claw (Martynia sp.) pods
Description Round basket with flat base and deep flaring sides; Basket is woven in coiled technique with spaced stitches over 3-rod foundation of peeled willow shoots; Primary weft material is peeled and split willow shoots; Designs are woven in blackdevil's claw and consist of seven large triangles that are pendant from a black band on the second-to-last coil, forming a large negative floral motif whose petals extend up the sides of the basket.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.5, Max Diam = 21.6

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0055   CAS 0145-0055; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Mono Lake Paiute
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mariposa
Other Geographic Data Yosemite Valley area
Maker's Name Lucy Telles (1885-1955)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1914-1922
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round globose basket with flat base and rounded sides; Coiled on bundle foundation; Designs are in dyed bracken fern roots and redbud and consist of column of flower, butterfly, and eagle, all repeated 4 times and alternating with tall flowering plant motif; Basket may have originally had a flat, “snap-on” lid, as Lucy Telles wove many baskets of this shape and with similar designs, some of which had accompanying lids.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 18.3, Rim Diam = 12.0, Max Diam = 23.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0057   CAS 0145-0057; Burden basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Burden basket
Culture Paiute
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Mono, Inyo, San Bernardino, CA, Douglas, Mineral, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture Pre-1906
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Wire; Leather
Description Conical burden basket, with a design pattern of simple stripes on the side.
Dimensions (cm) Height = ca. 56.5, Max Diam = ca. 58.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0058   CAS 0145-0058; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture mid to late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Globose wedding basket with flat base and rounded sides; Woven primarily in 2-strand, diagonal twining, with 3-strand twining at the basket start; Designs are woven in wrapped twining technique and consist of 3 large motifs that spiral from the base to the rim and include diagonally stacked positive and negative parallelograms, bordered on one side by large triangles and along other side by partial triangles; Narrow band of alternating dark and light weft fibers encircles basket just below rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 28.0, Rim Diam = 36.0, Max Diam = 44.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0059   CAS 0145-0059; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Eastern Mono
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mono, Inyo
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Conifer roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round mush boiling basket with flat base and flaring sides; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Designs are in redbud and consist of parallelograms flanked on either side by triangles and stacked into a large "V" shape extending from lower side to rim, the whole motif repeated 3 times.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 24.0, Max Diam = 46.7

Catalog Number CAS 0145-0060   CAS 0145-0060; Seed beater basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Seed beater basket
Culture Sierra Miwok
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Madera, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Scoop shaped seed beater with warp rods bundled to form extended, hollow handle; Woven in open diagonal twining; Reinforcing rod around exterior rim and end of handle are coil-wrapped; Design is in redbud and consists of 3 bands that alternate dark (redbud) and light (willow shoots) colors of weft materials.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 20.2, Width = 28.4, Length = 39.1

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0062   CAS 0145-0062; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Mission
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County unknown
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Juncus rush (Juncus sp.) stems; Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sumac (Rhus sp.) stems
Description Deep round bowl-shaped basket with flat base and curved, flaring sides; Coiled on bundle foundation; Designs are in dyed juncus rush leaves and consist of 2 groups of 2 and 3 columns, respectively, of stacked rectangles, rising diagonally from base to rim; Upper and lower framing lines are placed on base and just below rim, respectively.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.5, Max Diam = 33.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0063   CAS 0145-0063; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Achumawi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Modoc, Siskiyou, Shasta, Lassen
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 Round mush boiling basket with flat base and slightly rounded sides that slope inward slightly toward the rim; Basket is woven primarily in plain twining, with several bands of 3-strand twining on base; Warp material is hazel shoots and primary weft material is conifer roots; Designs on side are woven in full-twist overlay technique, using natural bear grass leaves as the background and black maidenhair fern stems for the actual designs, which include 2 parallel zigzag bands with serrated edges; Lower zigzag is only partially woven in overlay technique, allowing underlying conifer roots to form approx. half of the design, while the upper zigzag is woven almost entirely in overlay technique; Narrow black band encircles rim of basket and series of 8 small and widely spaced black dots encircle the lower sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 21.0, Rim Diam = ca. 25.0, Max Diam = ca. 28.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0064   CAS 0145-0064; Burden basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Burden basket
Culture Paiute
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mono, Inyo, San Bernardino
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Funnel-shaped burden basket, woven primarily in diagonal twining with 3-strand twining on base; Most warp rods are clipped at rim above final row of twining, with every 3rd one bent over and bound in weft; Rim reinforcing rod is wrapped in spaced coil stitch; Designs on sides include 2 blue and 1 green bands dyed willow and wide band of diamond lattice pattern in brown bracken fern root.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 30.1, Max Diam = 33.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0065   CAS 0145-0065; Burden basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Burden basket
Culture Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Conical basket with pointed base and round rim; Woven in open, diagonal twining; Rim is reinforced with single rod and warp rods are bent over at rim and coil-wrapped; Designs are in redbud shoots and consist of 3 plain bands at lower side, mid-section, and just below rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 38.7, Rim Diam = 32.0, Max Diam = 33.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0068   CAS 0145-0068; 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 Globose basket with flat base, rounded sides, and wide mouth; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and rim; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia and maidenhair ferns and includes plain, concentric bands on base and elaborate zigzag on sides comprising band of contiguous diamonds bordered by zigzags whose points are in contrasting color (snake nose pattern).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 14.3, Rim Diam = 17.5, Max Diam = 23.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0069   CAS 0145-0069; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Western Mono
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Madera, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round basket with flat base and curved sides; Coiled on bundle foundation; Designs are in dyed bracken fern roots and consist of 2 parallel negative zigzags on upper sides of basket, broken by 2 motifs, each composed of 3 vertical columns of solid diamond and triangular shapes; Single and double rows of small triangles are located around lower sides, beneath the zigzag lines.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.3, Max Diam = 29.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0070   CAS 0145-0070; 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
Description Deep, round mush bowl or boiling basket with flat base and straight sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and lattice twining on upper sides; Design on upper sides is in bear grass in half-twist overlay and consists of vertical zigzag motif repeated 12 times.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 14.0, Rim Diam = 24.0, Max Diam = 24.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0071   CAS 0145-0071; 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; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides sloping inward slightly toward rim; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base; Design is in bear grass and maidenhair fern and consists of wide band on side showing 3 diagonal, terraced zigzags flanked by solid black triangles (arrowhead and snake pattern); Border at top and bottom is twined on paired warps.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 14.3, Rim Diam = 17.3, Max Diam = 20.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0072   CAS 0145-0072; 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; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides that slope inward toward rim; Woven primarily in close-spaced, plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and just below rim; Exterior design, done in bear grass and maidenhair and woodwardia fern consists of wide zigzag with serrated edges (known as "Crooked" pattern), framed above and below by band in beading pattern.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.3, Rim Diam = 14.0, Max Diam = 17.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0075   CAS 0145-0075; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown (possibly Lydia Anderson Faught (1887-ca. 1967))
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots; Acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) feathers; Clam shell (Saxidomus nutalli) beads; Glass beads
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides that curve in at rim; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Designs in dyed bulrush include 5 small triangles in circular area on base (forming negative 5-petal floral motif); 5 large black triangles begin on base and extend to rim; Red woodpecker feathers fill intervening spaces on sides; 5 groups of 3 shell beads and 3 light blue seed beads frame rim. [In 1977, Pomo basketweaver, Mable McKay, commented that this basket, as well as CAS 0145-0111, 0145-0112, and 0370-0813 were all likely woven by the same weaver, Lydia Anderson Faught.]
Dimensions (cm) Height = 2.6, Rim Diam = 5.5, Max Diam = 7.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0076   CAS 0145-0076; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots; Glass beads
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides that curve in at rim; Coiled on single-rod foundation; Designs in dyed bullrush consist of three triangular units that start at outer edge of base and extend up to rim, where the apex of each triangle is truncated and split; Resulting negative triangles (3 large, 3 small) that are pendant from rim are decorated with light blue seed beads.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 2.3, Rim Diam = 3.5, Max Diam = 5.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0080   CAS 0145-0080; 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 early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Round basket with flattened base and straight sides, woven primarily in close-spaced, plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and one row of lattice twining just below rim; Exterior design is in half-twist overlay on upper portion of sides and consists of 7 terraced triangles, pendant from single-row band just below rim; Design is known as the "Elk" pattern.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.2, Max Diam = 12.3

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0084   CAS 0145-0084; 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 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 Round basket with flat base and rounded sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base; Design is in bear grass and maidenhair fern in half-twist overlay and includes rectilinear zigzag around midsection with pendant solid triangles above and below, and bicolor band just below rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.0, Rim Diam = 12.7, Max Diam = 14.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0086   CAS 0145-0086; 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 basket with rounded base and curved sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base; Narrow expanse of warps are left exposed just below rim; Rim is reinforced with single rod and coil wrapped in alternating segments of dyed and natural bear grass; Design is in dyed bear grass and woodwardia fern stems in half-twist overlay and consists of 6 terraced, banded (red and green) triangles around sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.7, Max Diam = 9.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0087   CAS 0145-0087; 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 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 Round basket with flat base and rounded sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and just below rim; Design is in bear grass and maidenhair ferns and includes a double rectilinear zigzag around midsection with pendant solid triangles above and below.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.7, Rim Diam = ca. 10.0, Max Diam = ca. 12.5

Catalog Number CAS 0145-0088A,B   CAS 0145-0088A,B; Basketry covered bottle with lid
Category Basketry
Object Name Basketry covered bottle with lid
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. late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Glass; Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems; Woodwardia fern (Woodwardia sp.) stems
Description Flask-shaped clear glass bottle with basketry wrapping, woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining near base and neck of flask and on base of lid; Base of flask is done in openwork twining; Design on flask consists of vertical zigzags on background of wide, horizontal bands; Lid has wide band with alternating bear grass and woodwardia fern stitches.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.9, Width = 7.9, Thickness = 3.9, Rim Diam = 2.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0089   CAS 0145-0089; Winnowing basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Winnowing basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Conifer roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Miniature winnowing basket with rounded base and flaring sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with diagonal twining and 3-strand twining on base; Design is in redbud in plain twining and consists of two bands that alternate light and dark colors, located on upper sides of basket.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.6, Max Diam = 21.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0090   CAS 0145-0090; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
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
Description Round acorn mush bowl with flat base and rounded sides that curve inward toward the rim; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and lattice twining on sides; Design is done in bear grass in half-twist overlay and consists of 2 bands of opposing triangles with a plain band (framed by 2 lattice twined rows) between them on the upper sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.0, Rim Diam = 16.5, Max Diam = 18.8

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0091   CAS 0145-0091; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Klamath River or Hupa
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; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Round acorn mush boiler basket or bowl with flat base and curved sides sloping inward toward rim; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and 2 rows of lattice twining on upper sides; Design is in bear grass in half-twist overlay and consists of wide band of both positive and negative triangles around the upper sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.7, Rim Diam = 20.0, Max Diam = 21.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0092   CAS 0145-0092; 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 late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Round mush bowl with flat base and rounded lower sides that rise vertically; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining with 3-strand twining at the basket start, along the juncture of the base and sides, and just below the rim along the design band; Design pattern is elaborate zigzag ("Spread Hand Design") band, woven in half-twist overlay and encircling upper side.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.7, Rim Diam = 20.2, Max Diam = 20.9

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0093   CAS 0145-0093; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Klamath River or Yurok
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. late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Round acorn mush basket with flat base and rounded sides that slope inward very slightly toward rim; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and lattice twining on sides; Design is done in bear grass in half-twist overlay and consists of wide zigzag band on upper sides, with 2 rows of lattice twining through its center.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.8, Rim Diam = 19.6, Max Diam = 20.6

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0094   CAS 0145-0094; 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. late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Hemispherical woman's hat with rounded bases and sides; 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; On crown is black circle with 3 units of 3 triangles each; Middle and rim registers show stacked parallelograms that are bisected diagonally.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.7, Max Diam = 21.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0095   CAS 0145-0095; 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; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems; 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 and maidenhair fern and is divided into 3 registers; Whirling sunburst motif is on crown; Middle and rim registers show stacked parallelograms with serrated ends ("Sharp Tooth" pattern).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.0, Max Diam = 19.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0096   CAS 0145-0096; 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; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Hemispherical woman's hat with flat base and curved sides, primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and lattice twining near base and rim; Design in bear grass and maidenhair and woodwardia ferns in half-twist overlay is divided into 3 registers; 7-petal floral decorates base; Middle and rim registers show terraced parallelograms flanked by stacked triangles ("Ladder" pattern).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.2, Max Diam = 19.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0097   CAS 0145-0097; 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; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Woodwardia fern (Woodwardia sp.) stems
Description Hemispherical woman's hat with rounded base and curving sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base; Design is in half-twist overlay in bear grass and woodwardia fern and is divided into 3 registers; On base or crown is central sunburst pattern framed by plain band; Middle and rim registers contain stacked parallelograms bisected diagonally ("Snake" and "Flint" patterns).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.2, Max Diam = 17.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0098   CAS 0145-0098; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Modoc
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Modoc, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Tule or bulrush (Scirpus acutus) stems; Cattail (Typha latifolia) leaves or nettle (Urtica dioica) stems; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Round basket with flat base and slightly rounded sides; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining with several rows of 3-strand twining on base, over tule cordage warps; Warp ends are folded over at rim and bound in final row of twining; Designs on side are done in wrapped twining and consist of 5 parallel bands with small pendant squares above and below each one.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 14.3, Rim Diam = ca. 21.0, Max Diam = ca. 22.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0099   CAS 0145-0099; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Achumawi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Modoc, Siskiyou, Shasta, Lassen
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; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Round mush bowl basket with flat base, low shoulder, and in-curving sides; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining with 3-strand twining on base and just below rim; Design on side of basket are in full-twist overlay and consist of zigzag pattern comprising 3 parallel, terraced zigzag lines with pendant triangles on outside lines (mountain pattern).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.2, Rim Diam = ca. 13.5, Max Diam = 19.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0100   CAS 0145-0100; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Sierra Miwok
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Calaveras, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Mono
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round basket with flat base and gently rounded sides; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Designs are in dyed bracken fern roots and consist of 6 columns of small stacked triangles rising from center of basket to just below rim, and intermittent band of staggered rectangular units on upper sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.2, Rim Diam = 17.0, Max Diam = 17.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0101   CAS 0145-0101; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Maidu
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Plumas, Lassen
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots
Description Deep round bowl with flat base and rounded sides that curve inward slightly at rim; Woven in coiling technique over 3-rod foundation; Designs include large open circle on base with pendant black and black/red rectangles (quail top knot pattern) on base; 2 bands composed of very slender diamonds arranged in zigzag lines encircle sides of basket and form large diamond lattice pattern.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.6, Rim Diam = 15.0, Max Diam = 19.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0103   CAS 0145-0103; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Achumawi or Atsugewi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Modoc, Siskiyou, Shasta, Lassen
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; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Round mush boiling basket with flat base, low shoulder, and in-curving sides; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining with 3-strand twining on base; Designs on sides are in full-twist overlay and consist of 4 large open and contiguous diamonds that extend from lower side to rim, each one comprising diagonal bands of small squares with pendant triangles (bear foot pattern).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.8, Rim Diam = ca. 16.5, Max Diam = 24.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0104   CAS 0145-0104; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Chemehuevi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Riverside, San Bernardino
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Devil's claw (Martynia sp.) pods
Description Round jar-shaped basket with flat base, globose body, and short constricted neck; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Designs are in devil's claw and consist of several bands of alternating dark and light rectangles (some between framing lines) on base, lower side, and shoulder; Wide zigzag band around mid-section; And 4 open rectangles on neck; Solid framing line encircles rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 14.3, Rim Diam = 11.6, Max Diam = 17.8

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0105   CAS 0145-0105; 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 Round basket with flat base and rounded sides, curving inward slightly toward rim; Woven primarily in close-spaced twining with 3-strand twining on base; Warp rods are crossed at rim, folded over and wrapped in alternating blocks of bear grass and woodwardia fern; Exterior design, done in half-twist overlay, includes black geometric repeated 4 times and band of small triangles below rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.6, Rim Diam = ca. 19.0, Max Diam = ca. 22.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0106   CAS 0145-0106; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots
Description Oval basket with flat base and rounded sides that curve in at rim; Coiled on single-rod foundation; Designs in dyed bulrush include network of open diamond shapes that start on base and extend to rim (pattern recorded by Samuel Barrett as "Crossing Ant Trails").
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.2, Width = 12.4, Rim Diam = 14.6, Length = 19.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0108   CAS 0145-0108; 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 Large round goblet-shaped basket with flaring base and bowl-shaped upper portion; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and neck; Both upper and lower rims are reinforced with rod bundles and wrapped; Design is in bear grass and maidenhair fern and includes units of diagonally stacked parallelograms flanked by triangles (6 times on upper portion, 3 times on base).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 20.1, Max Diam = 22.3

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0109   CAS 0145-0109; 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 Round basket with flat base and curved sides that slope inward very slightly toward rim; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia and maidenhair ferns and consists of 4 terraced, diagonal zigzags on sides flanked by solid triangles (arrowhead and snakes pattern) and band of small, contiguous triangles just below rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.1, Rim Diam = ca. 22.0, Max Diam = ca. 24.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0111   CAS 0145-0111; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown (possibly Lydia Anderson Faught (1887-ca. 1967))
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots
Description Canoe shaped basket with flat base and rounded sides that curve in at rim; Coiled on single-rod foundation; Designs in dyed bulrush include 8 diagonal lines that start on base and extend to rim. [In 1977, Pomo basketweaver, Mable McKay, commented that this basket, as well as CAS 0145-0075, 0145-0112, and 0370-0813 were likely all woven by the same weaver, Lydia Anderson Faught.]
Dimensions (cm) Height = 1.1, Width = 2.1, Length = 3.8

Catalog Number CAS 0145-0112   CAS 0145-0112; Miniature basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Miniature basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown (possibly Lydia Anderson Faught (1887-ca. 1967))
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots
Description Miniature round basket with flat base and rounded sides that curve inward toward rim; Coiled on single-rod foundation; Designs in dyed bulrush include a narrow zigzag band around sides. [In 1977, Pomo basketweaver, Mable McKay, commented that this basket, as well as CAS 0145-0075, 0145-0111, and 0370-0813 were likely all woven by the same weaver, Lydia Anderson Faught.]
Dimensions (cm) Height = 0.7, Rim Diam = 0.5, Max Diam = 1.2

Catalog Number CAS 0145-0115A,B   CAS 0145-0115A,B; Baby carrier / cradleboard model
Category Basketry
Object Name Baby carrier / cradleboard model
Culture Paiute
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mono, Inyo, San Bernardino
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Commercial cloth
Description Model baby carrier consisting of flat, triangular backboard and curved, arching sun shade; Back board is woven in open plain twining with a wrapped upper rim; Sun shade is woven in open diagonal twining with front rim covered in blue and white cloth; Design on sun shade is in blue cloth in lashing stitch and consists of band of 6 open, terraced diamonds.
Dimensions (cm) Height = ca. 13.0, Width = 17.0, Length = 47.3

Catalog Number CAS 0145-0116   CAS 0145-0116; Wall pocket basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Wall pocket 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. 1900-1930
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots
Description Basketry form known as a wall pocket, a Victorian era made-for-sale tourist item; Flat rectangular back panel is woven in 2-strand twining in open spaced technique; Rims are all wrapped in coil stitch; Supplementary warps added near base of panel flare outward to form oval-shaped pocket, also woven in 2-strand twining in open spaced technique; Warps are crossed near rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 38.1, Width = 23.3, Length = 13.6

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0117   CAS 0145-0117; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Klamath River, probably 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; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Large round basket with flat base and curving sides that slope inward; Woven primarily in close-spaced plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and near rim; Exterior design is done in half-twist overlay and consists of beading on base and large black vertical zigzag with serrated edges (known as "Sharp Tooth Design") repeated 4 times around sides; Small area of exposed warps is near rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 44.0, Rim Diam = 24.5, Max Diam = 40.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0123   CAS 0145-0123; 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 globose basket with flat base and wide mouth; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and below rim; Warp rods are crossed (some are also paired) and left exposed just below rim; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia fern stems in half-twist overlay and consists of star pattern on base and wide zigzag of diagonally stacked triangles on sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 18.8, Rim Diam = ca. 17.0, Max Diam = 27.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0124   CAS 0145-0124; Winnowing basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Winnowing basket
Culture Wintu
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Shasta, Trinity
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. late 1800s
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 Deep round winnowing basket with wide, flat base and flaring sides; Basket is woven primarily in plain twining technique, with 3-strand twining on the base; Warp material is whole, peeled hazel shoots and primary weft material is conifer roots; Designs are woven in full-twist overlay and consist of large, irregular 4-point star (comprised of parallel columns of stacked triangles) on base and continuing up sides, and 4 triangular units (also comprising stacked triangles) pendant from rim, all woven of black maidenhair fern stems and dyed brown woodwardia fern stems on a background of undyed bear grass leaves.
Dimensions (cm) Height = ca. 14.5, Max Diam = 65.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0125   CAS 0145-0125; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Conifer roots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round cooking basket with rounded base and curved sides rising vertically to rim, woven primarily in plain twining with lattice and diagonal twining on base; Warp material is willow shoots; Design is in split redbud in plain twining and includes 4 geometric bands of 3 registers each (2 bands of rectangles, 1 band of triangles, and 1 band of parallelograms); Additional plain band is just below rim; Each band contains a dau mark.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 33.7, Max Diam = ca. 47.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0126   CAS 0145-0126; Basket water jar
Category Basketry; Vessels
Object Name Basket water jar
Culture Paiute
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mono, Inyo, San Bernardino
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture Late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Native cordage
Description Water bottle with conical lower body and very high, wide shoulder tapering to short, narrow neck with coil-wrapped rim; Woven mostly in diagonal twining with 3-strand twining on base; 4 design bands in dyed willow include diagonal lines on lower side, 2 zigzags along center median at mid-section, and plain bands on upper and lower shoulder; Two native cordage handles attached at side, each composed of six rings of twisted fiber woven into the basket side-by-side, creating thick U-shaped handles.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 57.4, Rim Diam = 4.8, Max Diam = 44.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0129   CAS 0145-0129; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Modoc
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Modoc, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Tule or bulrush (Scirpus acutus) stems; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Goblet-shaped basket consisting of round basket with flat base and vertical sides attached to pedestal base; Woven in 2-strand twining over tule cordage warps; Warp ends are folded over at rim and bound into final row of twining; Designs are in full-twist overlay and include 4 diagonal motifs of stacked rectangles flanked by triangles, between upper and lower framing bands.
Dimensions (cm) Height = ca. 12.5, Rim Diam = ca. 12.5, Max Diam = 14.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0130   CAS 0145-0130; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round basket with flat base and curved sides; Coiled on single-rod foundation in spaced-stitch technique; Designs are in dyed (gray) willow and consist of 2 plain parallel bands on upper sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.9, Max Diam = 16.0

Catalog Number CAS 0145-0131A,B   CAS 0145-0131A,B; Baby carrier / cradleboard
Category Basketry
Object Name Baby carrier / cradleboard
Culture Paiute
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mono, Inyo, San Bernardino
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Commercial cloth
Description Baby carrier consisting of flat, triangular backboard and arching sun shade; Backboard is woven in open plain twining; Sun shade is woven in open diagonal twining; Design on sun shade is in dyed bracken fern roots woven in a lashing stitch and consists of 5 short diagonal lines; Strip of black and red commercial fabric is looped along sides of backboard for strapping baby into baby carrier.
Dimensions (cm) Height = ca. 20.0, Width = 24.1, Length = 68.3

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0146   CAS 0145-0146; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Klamath
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Oregon
County Modoc, CA, Klamath, OR
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Nettle (Urtica dioica) stems; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots
Description Round basket with flat base and vertical sides that slope inward slightly toward rim; Woven in plain twining; Designs are in plain twining over paired warps and consist of plain, dashed band on base and single-weft, dash bands on sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.4, Rim Diam = ca. 7.5, Max Diam = 10.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0147   CAS 0145-0147; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Modoc
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Modoc, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Tule or bulrush (Scirpus acutus) stems; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Phragmites reed stems (?)
Description Round basket with flat base and concave sides; Woven in 2-strand twining over tule cordage warps; Warp ends are folded over at rim and bound into final row of twining; Designs are in full-twist overlay and consist of 4 triangular shapes on base and a plain band and 2 bands of small contiguous triangles on the sides, all done in alternating light and dark colors.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.3, Rim Diam = ca. 15.0, Max Diam = ca. 19.3

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0152   CAS 0145-0152; Hat
Category Accessories/Ornaments; Basketry
Object Name Hat
Culture Klamath or Modoc
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Oregon
County Modoc, Siskiyou, CA, Klamath, OR
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Tule or bulrush (Scirpus acutus) stems; Cattail (Typha latifolia) leaves or nettle (Urtica dioica) stems; Phragmites reed
Description Round woman’s hat with flat base and flaring sides; Woven in 2-strand twining; Warp ends are folded inward at rim and bound in final row of twining; Designs on sides are done in full-twist overlay and consist of 4 plain bands, alternating with bands of exposed warp.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.5, Max Diam = ca. 19.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0154   CAS 0145-0154; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Paiute or Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early to mid 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots; Cactus roots
Description Deep oval, scoop-shaped parching basket with rounded bottom and sides and rounded at both ends; Woven in widely spaced, 2-strand twining; Warp rods are bent and overlapped at one end; Rim reinforcing rod is coil wrapped in redbud shoots and cactus roots.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 16.0, Width = 27.7, Length = 46.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0155   CAS 0145-0155; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots
Description Round basket with flat base and straight, vertical sides; Coiled on single-rod foundation in spaced-stitch technique; Basket has no decorative design.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.5, Max Diam = 18.6

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0157   CAS 0145-0157; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Modoc
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Modoc, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Tule or bulrush (Scirpus acutus) stems; Cattail (Typha latifolia) leaves
Description Round storage basket with flat base and rounded sides; Some warp ends are trimmed flush at rim, but most are looped over and bound in final row of twining forming scalloped edge; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining over tule cordage warps, with 3-strand twining on base; Designs on side are in full-twist overlay and consist of 4 parallel brown lines with crossbars.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 16.5, Rim Diam = ca. 22.0, Max Diam = 27.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0159A-G   CAS 0145-0159A-G; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Washoe, Mono Lake Paiute
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round conical basket with indeterminate base and flaring sides; Woven in 2-strand diagonal twining; Heavy reinforcing rod, wrapped in coil stitch, surrounds the rim; Designs are in redbud and consist of 6 bands of varying widths, comprising chevron and zigzag patterns.
Dimensions (cm) Height = ca. 35.0, Max Diam = ca. 34.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0165   CAS 0145-0165; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Cahuilla, Luiseño
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Riverside, San Diego
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Juncus rush (Juncus sp.) stems
Description Round granary storage basket with flat base, and expansive globose body that tapers gradually to a high, broad shoulder that partially encloses a wide mouth; Basket is woven in coiled technique over bundle foundation, and is completely without any design elements.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 63.0, Rim Diam = ca. 61.0, Max Diam = 112.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0145-0175   CAS 0145-0175; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Chemehuevi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Arizona
County Riverside, San Bernardino, CA, Mohave, La Paz, AZ
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Devil's claw (Martynia sp.) pods
Description Oval-shaped bowl with flat base and flaring sides; Basket is woven in coiled technique; Primary weft material is peeled and split willow shoots over a 3-rod foundation of peeled whole willow shoots; Designs are woven of black devil's claw and consist of 6 concentric terraced diamond motifs around lower sides of basket, and plain black band along rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.6, Width = 20.2, Length = 24.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0200-0010   CAS 0200-0010; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Slightly oval basket with flat base and flaring sides; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Designs in bracken fern root consist of 2 parallel, checkered zigzag bands around upper sides; Rim is finished in diagonal stitch.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.8, Max Diam = 35.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0200-0011   CAS 0200-0011; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Modoc
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Modoc, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Tule or bulrush (Scirpus acutus) stems; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides; Woven in 2-strand twining with 3-strand twining on outer edge of base (2 exterior rows; 1 interior); Designs on side are in full twist overlay and wrapped twining and include motif of 3 parallel negative vertical zigzag lines superimposed on terraced V-shape lying on its side, all repeated 6 times and framed above by band of small triangles.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 16.0, Rim Diam = ca. 21.0, Max Diam = 25.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0200-0012   CAS 0200-0012; 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; Cotton string
Description Round tobacco storage (?) basket with flat base and rounded sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base; Extra warp rods are added near rim to form double rim; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia and maidenhair ferns and includes double zigzag band comprising triangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids (crooked pattern).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.0, Rim Diam = ca. 16.0, Max Diam = ca. 23.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0200-0013   CAS 0200-0013; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Wintu
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Shasta, Trinity
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 Round basket with flat base, low shoulder, and deep inward sloping sides; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining with 3-strand twining on base and final row of twining at rim; Designs in full-twist overlay include concentric bands done in bear grass on base and motif comprising parallel horizontal lines flanked by diagonal columns of stacked triangles repeated 4 times on sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.1, Rim Diam = ca. 17.0, Max Diam = ca. 21.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0200-0017   CAS 0200-0017; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Wintu
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Shasta, Trinity
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; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Woodwardia fern (Woodwardia sp.) stems; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Small round basket with rounded base and side and slightly inward curving rim; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining with 3-strand twining at basket start and on final row along rim; Designs are woven in full-twist overlay technique and include alternating black and brown lines radiating out from base and up lower sides; Wide design band around upper sides of basket shows rectilinear zigzag consisting of 3 parallel lines (2 brown and 1 black) with triangles above and below, all on natural straw-colored background.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.8, Rim Diam = 12.3, Max Diam = 13.9

Catalog Number

CAS 0200-0018   CAS 0200-0018; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Wintu
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Shasta, Trinity
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 Round basket with flat base, curved sides, and inward curving rim; Woven mostly in 2-strand twining with 3-strand twining on base and rim; Designs in full-twist overlay consist of concentric bands of woodwardia fern on base and just below rim and triangular motif outlined in smaller triangles (in woodwardia and maidenhair fern) repeated 4 times around sides, all on background of bear grass.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.0, Rim Diam = 9.6, Max Diam = 12.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0235-0018   CAS 0235-0018; 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 Round basket with flat base and curved sides, sloping inward toward rim; Woven mostly in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and near rim; Design is in bear grass and maidenhair fern in half-twist overlay and includes diagonal terraced zigzag flanked by triangles ("snake" and "sharp tooth" patterns) repeated 4 times with narrow zigzag around base and "beaded" band around rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 18.5, Rim Diam = 22.0, Max Diam = 25.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0235-0021   CAS 0235-0021; 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; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems; Woodwardia fern (Woodwardia sp.) stems
Description Hemispherical woman's hat with flat base and curved sides; Woven primarily in plain weave with 3-strand twining on base and near rim; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia and maidenhair fern and is divided into 3 registers; Dashed band decorates crown; Middle register (bordered by serrated-edged bands) 4 pairs of hourglass shapes; Rim register contains 4 parallelograms.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.0, Max Diam = 16.9

Catalog Number

CAS 0281-0015   CAS 0281-0015; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Western Mono
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Madera, Fresno
Other Geographic Data Sierra Nevada Foothills
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round basket with flat base and flaring sides; Woven on bundle foundation; Designs are in dyed bracken fern roots and redbud and consists of 2 parallel zigzag bands on upper sides of basket; Four segments of the rim coil show alternating dark and light ticking.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.6, Max Diam = 22.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0281-0017   CAS 0281-0017; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Yokuts
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno
Other Geographic Data Sierra Nevada Foothills
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1920-1950
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round basket with flat base, rounded sides, high shoulder, and in-curving rim; Coiled on bundle foundation; Designs are in redbud and dyed bracken fern roots and consist of 8 Christian-style crosses around sides, 4 partial crosses around upper sides, and 4 rectangular units around lower sides, all done in snake pattern of diamonds and triangles.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 17.3, Rim Diam = 21.3, Max Diam = 28.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0305-0002   CAS 0305-0002; Eel trap basket
Category Basketry; Tools & Implements
Object Name Eel trap basket
Culture Yurok
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Del Norte
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Frank Isles
Date of Manufacture ca. 1900-1910
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots
Description Barrel shaped eel trap with flat base and slightly rounded sides; Woven entirely in widely spaced, 2-strand open twining; Warp rods are bent over at rim and braided, then bent inward and down forming a funnel opening; Reinforcing rod is attached around lower side and 3 vertical reinforcing rods are attached to exterior side of trap; Single reinforcing rod extends across exterior base; No design.
Dimensions (cm) Height = ca. 52.5 , Rim Diam = 48.0, Max Diam = ca. 61.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0053   CAS 0370-0053; Baby carrier / cradleboard
Category Basketry
Object Name Baby carrier / cradleboard
Culture Western Mono
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Madera, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1930-1950
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Deer brush (Ceonothus integerrimus) shoots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Glass beads; Cotton string; Thread; Pigment
Description Girl's baby carrier consisting of double-layer triangular backboard and arched sun shade on hooped supports; Backboard woven primarily in lashing stitch with plain twining at base; Sun shade woven in diagonal twining; Rim is coil-wrapped; Backboard design is vertical zigzags, indicating its use by a female child; Hood design alternates exposed warps and twined bands; 2 beaded dangles and red pigment spots also decorate hood; This type of carrier would be the second of several cradles used by a baby, this one being of sturdier construction and woven with a full protective hood and gender-specific designs.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 20.4, Width = 34.3, Length = 52.7

Catalog Number CAS 0370-0066   CAS 0370-0066; Baby carrier / cradleboard model
Category Basketry
Object Name Baby carrier / cradleboard model
Culture Eastern Mono
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mono, Inyo
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1940-1960
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Model baby carrier for girl, consisting of double-layer rectangular backboard and arching sun shade on hooped support; Woven in diagonal twining with coil-wrapping around rim; Design are in redbud and consist of simple zigzag on backboard and alternating bands of red (redbud) and light (willow shoots) warp rods on sun shade.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.2, Width = 9.5, Length = 16.6

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0067   CAS 0370-0067; Baby carrier / cradleboard model
Category Basketry
Object Name Baby carrier / cradleboard model
Culture Western Mono
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Madera, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1940-1960
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Miniature baby carrier consisting of flat rectangular backboard and hooped sun shade; Backboard is woven in diagonal twining; Sun shade is woven in plain twining; Upper and lower rims are coil-wrapped; Designs on both backboard and sun shade alternate bands of exposed warp rods and twined bands, as well as black (bracken fern) and light (sedge) weft materials.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.8, Width = 7.1, Length = 12.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0076   CAS 0370-0076; 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. 1940s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
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 Round basket with flat base and curving sides that slope slightly inward; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and just below rim; Design is in bear grass and maidenhair and woodwardia ferns and includes concentric bands on base and diagonally stacked tri-color parallelograms on sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.5, Rim Diam = 10.8, Max Diam = 12.9

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0733   CAS 0370-0733; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Paiute
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mono, Inyo, San Bernardino
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early to mid 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots
Description Small round basket with flat base and rounded sides with slightly in-curved rim, woven in coiling technique over 3-rod foundation; Warp material is whole peeled willow shoots and primary weft material is peeled and split willow shoots; Designs are woven of brown springtime peeled willow shoots and consist of a terraced geometric motif that is inconsistently repeated numerous times in various forms and segments thereof in a single band around upper sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.7, Rim Diam = 12.2, Max Diam = 12.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0736   CAS 0370-0736; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data Porter Valley area
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots; Acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) feathers
Description Oval basket with flat base and curving sides that taper in slightly at rim; Coiled on a 3-rod foundation; Designs in dyed bulrush include 2 rectilinear fret bands on base, 4 vertical rectilinear fret motifs on each long side; And column of stacked U-shaped motifs at each short end; Red woodpecker crest feathers, spaced approx. 1 cm apart, are woven into the wefts along the final 12 coils. [In 1977 Pomo basketweaver Mable McKay identified this design as the “worm” design which was used by her aunt. She also attributed this basket to the Porter Valley area.]
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.2, Width = 12.2, Rim Diam = 16.6, Length = 20.8

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0738   CAS 0370-0738; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round globose basket with flat base and rounded sides that curve inward toward rim; Woven in coiling technique on 3-rod foundation; Design consists of groups of narrow stacked black triangles rising from base to rim, alternating with group of 2 to 3 paired stacked red triangles around shoulder.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.4, Rim Diam = 12.3, Max Diam = 17.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0739   CAS 0370-0739; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino
Other Geographic Data Ukiah area
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots
Description Oval basket with flat base and rounded sides that taper in at rim; Coiled on single-rod foundation; Designs in dyed bulrush include wide and steeply angled zigzag band that starts on base and continues up over the lower sides; Small, isolated triangles encircle the upper sides. [In 1977 Pomo basketweaver Mable McKay identified this design as the “lightning” design. She also attributed this basket to the Ukiah area.]
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.3, Width = 10.5, Rim Diam = 8.9, Length = 13.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0740   CAS 0370-0740; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Paiute
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mono, Inyo, San Bernardino
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Joshua tree roots
Description Slightly oval shaped bowl with flat base and gently rounded sides; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Designs are in dyed willow and include band of small terraced solid diamonds around lower sides and wide band around upper sides of open diamonds arranged in 4 groups of 2 or 3 motifs each, all between upper and lower framing lines. [In 1980, basket specialist Bruce Bernstein (Wheelwright Museum, National Museum of the American Indian) tentatively identified this basket as “probably from the Panamint-Shoshone area.”]
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.5, Max Diam = 22.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0743   CAS 0370-0743; 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 Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides, curving inward toward rim; Woven primarily in close-spaced, plain twining, with 3-strand twining on base; Design is done in bear grass in half-twist overlay and consists of the words "Ladies Home Companion" around lower portion of basket and a geometric unit of interlocking open triangles and diamonds (repeated 7 times) around upper sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.5, Rim Diam = ca. 13.0, Max Diam = 17.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0744   CAS 0370-0744; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Modoc
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Modoc, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Tule or bulrush (Scirpus acutus) stems; Cattail (Typha latifolia) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems; Phragmites reed stems
Description Deep round basket with flat base and vertical sides; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining with several rows of 3-strand twining at juncture of base and sides; Design is woven in full-twist overlay and wrapped twining techniques and consists of 2 parallel zigzag lines, each composed of terraced zigzag with small pendant triangles above and below; Single row of phragmites reed appears at lower side of basket.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.0, Max Diam = 19.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0746   CAS 0370-0746; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides; Woven entirely in coiled technique on 3-rod foundation; Warp rods are willow and primary weft fibers are split and peeled willow shoots; Designs are in black bracken fern root and consist of 24 widely spaced butterfly-like motifs arranged in bands on the base and sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.0, Rim Diam = 18.0, Max Diam = 19.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0747A,B   CAS 0370-0747A,B; Basket with lid
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket with lid
Culture Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. mid 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round basket with flat base, high shoulder, and rounded sides, curving inward toward rim; Fitted lid in domed; Coiled on single-rod foundation in spaced-stitch technique, with split stitches on exterior; Designs in redbud and dyed (black) bracken fern roots consist of plain redbud bands on upper and lower sides, plain black bands around mid-section and on lid, the latter in supplementary wefts.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.4, Rim Diam = 9.0, Max Diam = 14.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0749   CAS 0370-0749; 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 Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Hemispherical woman's hat; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base or crown; Weft rods are hazel shoots and primary weft fibers are conifer roots; Design is in bear grass and maidenhair fern in half twist overlay and divided into 3 registers; On the crown are concentric bands, while middle and rim registers each contain parallelograms with horizontal linear units.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.8, Max Diam = 18.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0752   CAS 0370-0752; 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. 1930s to 1940s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
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 Round basket with flat base, flaring sides and scalloped rim; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base; Upper portion of basket shows exposed warp rods, with the rim reinforced with rod and secured with coil wrapping; Design in bear grass and maidenhair and woodwardia fern stems, done in half-twist overlay, consists of band of contiguous triangles.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.8, Max Diam = 15.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0755   CAS 0370-0755; 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. 1940s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
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 Round basket with rounded base and curved sides sloping inward toward rim; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and around rim; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia and maidenhair ferns and includes wide band around mid-section (bear grass and woodwardia fern on lower portion, bear grass and maidenhair fern on upper portion).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.8, Rim Diam = 8.0, Max Diam = 9.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0756   CAS 0370-0756; 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 Elkus Collection (Native American)
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 Hemispherical woman's hat with rounded base and sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and lattice twining near base and rim; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia and maidenhair ferns and is divided into 3 registers; 7-point star and plain band decorate crown; Middle and rim registers show stacked parallelograms with multiple, terraced zigzag lines.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.2, Max Diam = 18.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0757   CAS 0370-0757; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots; Cotton string
Description Oval basket with flat base and rounded sides that taper in at rim; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Designs in dyed bulrush include 3 multi-lined checkered bands (insect pathways) that start on base and rise diagonally to rim; Single and paired triangles and segments of terraced, diagonal zigzag lines fill intervening spaces; Cotton string "handle" is threaded through rim at opposite ends. [In 1977 Pomo basketweaver Mable McKay attributed this basket to Lake County.]
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.5, Width = 14.2, Rim Diam = 11.1, Length = 17.6

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0758   CAS 0370-0758; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides that taper in at rim; Coiled on single-rod foundation; Designs in redbud include band of solid triangles pointing upward on lower sides and second band of triangles pointing downward from rim, forming a negative zigzag band around sides. [In 1977 Pomo basketweaver Mable McKay identified this design as the “sunflower” design.]
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.2, Rim Diam = 5.6, Max Diam = 8.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0759   CAS 0370-0759; 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. 1900-1930
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Round gift basket with flat base and curving sides that slope inward very slightly toward rim; Woven primarily in close-spaced, plain twining with 3-strand twining on base; Design, done in bear grass and maidenhair fern in half-twist overlay, consists of wide geometric band (negative "I" with triangle above and below repeated 5 times) framed above by solid black band.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.9, Rim Diam = 11.7, Max Diam = 12.8

Catalog Number CAS 0370-0761   CAS 0370-0761; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Lake
Other Geographic Data Mission Lakeport area
Maker's Name Unknown (probably the same weaver as CAS 0370-0819)
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots; Acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) feathers; California quail (Callipepla californica) top knot feathers
Description Oval basket with flat base and rounded sides that taper in at rim; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Designs in dyed bulrush include 4 motifs of stacked terraced diamonds (1 small, 1 large) beginning on base and extending up to rim; Design identified as a snake design by noted Pomo basketweaver, Mabel Mckay; Red woodpecker feathers and black quail topknot feathers decorate upper sides. [In 1977 Pomo basketweaver Mable McKay identified this design as the “snake” design, inspired by a dream. She also attributed this basket to the Mission Lakeport area, and thought it was probably woven by the same person who wove CAS 0370-0819.]
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.1, Width = 8.5, Rim Diam = 11.2, Length = 13.8

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0762   CAS 0370-0762; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data Long Valley area
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots; California quail (Callipepla californica) top knot feathers
Description Round basket with wide flat base and rounded sides that curve inward toward rim; Woven in coiling technique on 3-rod foundation; Designs include 4 small crosses on base, very wide zigzag band with slender serrated edges encircling side of basket and extending from base to rim (lightning pattern), and alternating dark and light segments around rim; Black quail topknot feathers are randomly placed around upper sides of basket and around rim. [In 1977 Pomo basketweaver Mable McKay identified this design as the “Lighting” design. She also attributed this basket to the Long Valley area.]
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.1, Rim Diam = 12.5, Max Diam = 18.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0763   CAS 0370-0763; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Eastern Mono
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mono, Inyo
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides, sloping inward slightly toward rim; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Designs are in dyed bracken fern roots and consist of 3 parallel and contiguous bands, each one containing solid triangles that are alternately pendant from upper and lower framing lines. [In 1980, basket specialist, Bruce Bernstein (Wheelwright Museum, National Museum of the American Indian) identified this as a Miwok basket, on the basis of its trimmed ends.]
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.1, Rim Diam = 15.5, Max Diam = 18.1

Catalog Number CAS 0370-0764   CAS 0370-0764; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino
Other Geographic Data Ukiah area
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots; Acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) feathers; Clam shell (Saxidomus nutalli) beads
Description Small round basket with wide flat base and rounded sides that curve inward toward rim; Woven in coiling technique over 3-rod foundation; Designs include radiating sun burst pattern on base, 9 quail topknot feather motifs arranged in 2 rows around sides, and series of alternating dark and light segments around rim; Shell disk bead is tied to rim atop each dark segment in the final coil and entire side of basket is decorated with red acorn woodpecker feather placed approx. every 0.5 cm. [In 1977 Pomo basketweaver Mable McKay attributed this basket to the Ukiah area.]
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.0, Rim Diam = 9.6, Max Diam = 14.6

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0765   CAS 0370-0765; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Paiute or Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data Lake Tahoe area
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides that curve inward slightly toward rim; Woven in spaced coiling technique on sing rod foundation; Design consists of 2 parallel bands around side of basket, both woven in dyed (black) bracken fern root.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.7, Rim Diam = 23.8, Max Diam = 24.8

Catalog Number CAS 0370-0766   CAS 0370-0766; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round basket with flat base and flaring sides; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Designs are in bracken fern root and consist of 6 geometric motifs (motif repeated 3 times in 2 groups), each motif with a central black diamond with 2 negative and 2 positive triangles both above and below it; Central motif in each group has additional pair of positive triangles below it.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.2, Max Diam = 27.8

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0774   CAS 0370-0774; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots; Glass seed beads; California quail (Callipepla californica) top knot feathers
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides that taper in at rim; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Designs in dyed bulrush include 3 checker-outlined triangles on base and 3 bands of positive and negative triangles around sides; Negative triangles on sides are decorated with even spaced multi-colored seed beads; Center band of negative triangles is decorated with quail top knot feathers. [In 1977 Pomo basketweaver Mable McKay, attributed this basket to the Lake County area.]
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.7, Rim Diam = 10.1, Max Diam = 16.0

Catalog Number CAS 0370-0775A,B   CAS 0370-0775A,B; Basketry covered bottle with lid
Category Basketry
Object Name Basketry covered bottle with lid
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. late 1800s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Glass; Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) Woodwardia fern (Woodwardia sp.) stems
Description Green whiskey (?) bottle with basketry wrapping, woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and shoulder; Design is in dyed and natural bear grass and woodwardia fern in half-twist overlay and includes whirling 7-point star on base and alternating checkered and plain bands on sides; Design on lid consists of 3 plain bands in woodwardia fern.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 26.8, Rim Diam = 3.6, Max Diam = 10.1

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0777   CAS 0370-0777; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides tapering inward toward rim, forming wide mouth; Woven in 3-rod coil; Design is in redbud and dyed bulrush and consists of plain band on base (redbud) and diagonal band with hooked rectangles (quail topknot pattern) flanked by diagonally stacked triangles, all repeated 3 times (quail topknot motif repeated 4 times) on sides. [In 1977 Pomo basketweaver Mable McKay attributed this basket to the Lake County area.]
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.5, Rim Diam = 15.7, Max Diam = 23.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0779   CAS 0370-0779; Hat
Category Accessories/Ornaments; Basketry
Object Name Hat
Culture Achumawi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Modoc, Siskiyou, Shasta, Lassen
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Round woman’s hat with flat base and flaring sides; Woven in 2-strand twining with single row of lattice twining at junction of base and sides and single row of 3-strand twining around rim; Designs are in maidenhair fern in full-twist overlay stitch and consist of 2 concentric dashed bands on base and 5 vertical columns of stacked parallelograms on sides, all on background of bear grass.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.2, Max Diam = 20.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0781   CAS 0370-0781; Basket water jar
Category Basketry; Vessels
Object Name Basket water jar
Culture Paiute
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Mono, Inyo, San Bernardino, CA, Douglas, Mineral, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Aniline dyes; Native cordage
Description Water jar basket with flat base, high tapering shoulder and short, narrow neck; Woven primarily in diagonal twining with 3-strand twining on base; Rim is coil-wrapped; 2 shoulder handles of 4 loops of 2-ply native cordage are joined by single length of cordage; Designs on basket consists of 3 bands of dyed red willow on natural willow background, all on spring-peeled willow background.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 20.5, Rim Diam = 3.6, Max Diam = 15.1

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0796   CAS 0370-0796; Basket plaque
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket plaque
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. 1945-1955
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
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 Flat, round plaque with braided rim; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining in center and on final 3 rows of twining on work face; Ends of warp rods are secured on reverse with several rows of plain twining; Design is in bear grass and maidenhair and woodwardia ferns and consists of concentric bands and star pattern with open center.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 0.8, Max Diam = 17.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0797   CAS 0370-0797; Basket plaque
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket plaque
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. 1945-1955
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
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 Flat, round plaque with braided rim; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining in center and on final row of twining; Ends of warp rods are braided second time on reverse; Design is in bear grass and maidenhair and woodwardia ferns in half-twist overlay and consists of series of concentric bands, (ones in woodwardia fern comprise bands of small contiguous triangles).
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 0.7, Max Diam = 22.3

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0805   CAS 0370-0805; Basket plaque
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket plaque
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. 1945-1955
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Woodwardia fern (Woodwardia sp.) stems
Description Flat, round plaque with braided rim; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining in center and on final 2 rows of twining on work face; Ends of warp rods are secured on reverse with several rows of plain twining; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia fern and consists of star pattern with open center.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 0.8, Max Diam = 17.9

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0806   CAS 0370-0806; Basket plaque
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket plaque
Culture Klamath River
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data Klamath River area
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945-1955
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
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 Flat round plaque with braided rim; Warp material is whole peeled hazel shoots and primary weft material is conifer roots; Center of plaque is woven in plain twining; Designs are woven in half-twist overlay technique and include narrow circle woven in black maidenhair fern stems, encircled by band of brown triangles (woodwardia fern) on background of white bear grass; Final rows of twining beyond design area are done over groups of 3 warps which radiate outward and are then bent to the right and are interwoven in an open wickerwork technique to form a decorative, scalloped border.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 0.8, Max Diam = 20.3

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0807   CAS 0370-0807; Basket plaque
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket plaque
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. 1945-1955
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Woodwardia fern (Woodwardia sp.) stems
Description Flat, round plaque woven in plain twining; Ends of warp rods are braided and then secured with several plain twined rows on reverse; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia fern in half-twist overlay and consists of star pattern with open center.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 0.8, Max Diam = 20.8

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0808   CAS 0370-0808; Basket plaque
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket plaque
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. 1945-1955
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
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 Round, flat plaque with braided rim; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining in center; Ends of warp rods are paired and secured with plain twining on reverse; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia and maidenhair ferns and consists of concentric bands (2 with rectangular black units on natural background and 1 plain band).
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 0.7, Max Diam = 24.0

Catalog Number CAS 0370-0813   CAS 0370-0813; Miniature basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Miniature basket
Culture Upper Lake Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Lake
Other Geographic Data Upper Lake Rancheria
Maker's Name Lydia Anderson Faught (1887-ca. 1967)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1940-1950
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots
Description Miniature oval basket with flat base and rounded sides that taper in slightly at rim; Coiled on single-rod foundation; Designs in dyed bulrush include 4 solid triangles whose apexes begin on the base and flare out to the rim. [In 1977 Pomo basketweaver Mable McKay attributed CAS 0145-0111, 0145-0112, and 0145-0075 to this same weaver.]
Dimensions (cm) Height = 0.9, Width = 1.6, Rim Diam = 2.1, Length = 2.3

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0815   CAS 0370-0815; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots; California quail (Callipepla californica) top knot feathers; Clam shell (Saxidomus nutalli) beads; Wild iris (Iris sp.) (?) cordage
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides that taper in at rim; Coiled on single-rod foundation; Designs in dyed bulrush include network of rectangular units (deer back pattern), starting on base and covering sides; Row of clam shell disk beads is sewn to rim and second string of beads forms handle, attached to opposite sides of rim; 17 quail top knot feathers decorate sides of basket. [In 1977 Pomo basketweaver Mable McKay identified this design as the “ant” design.]
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.6, Rim Diam = 5.7, Max Diam = 9.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0816   CAS 0370-0816; Miniature basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Miniature 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 Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Miniature round basket with flat base and curved sides that slope inward gently toward the rim; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base; Design is in bear grass in half-twist overlay and consists of plain narrow band just below rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.4, Rim Diam = 4.2, Max Diam = 4.9

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0817   CAS 0370-0817; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1930-1950
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) feathers; Mallard duck (Anas platyrhynchos) feathers
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides that curve in at rim; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Exterior is completely covered in featherwork in a banded pattern of 8 open diamond shapes in yellow meadowlark feathers on background of green mallard feathers. [In 1977 Pomo basketweaver Mable McKay, commented that weavers in the Ukiah area cut or trimmed feathers on baskets, such as this example, whereas weavers in Long Valley did not, unless the basket was passed outside their cultural group. Trimming the feathers diminishes or “breaks down” the power of the spirit, and Mable said she had never seen any basket in a museum collection that had not been “broken down.”]
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.6, Rim Diam = 6.4, Max Diam = 8.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0818   CAS 0370-0818; Miniature basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Miniature basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1930-1950
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) feathers; Mallard duck (Anas platyrhynchos) feathers
Description Small round gift basket with flat base and rounded sides that taper in at rim; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Exterior is completely covered in featherwork with a pattern of 3 small triangles in green mallard duck feathers on a background of red acorn woodpecker feathers. [In 1977 Pomo basketweaver Mable McKay, commented that this basket’s bottom is open, so the spirit would not stay in, thus signifying that the weaver needed to see further into the dream that first inspired this basket.]
Dimensions (cm) Height = 1.1, Rim Diam = 1.6, Max Diam = 2.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0819   CAS 0370-0819; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Lake
Other Geographic Data Mission Lakeport area
Maker's Name Unknown (probably the same weaver as CAS 0370-0761)
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots; Acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) feathers; California quail (Callipepla californica) top knot feathers
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides that taper in at rim; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Designs in dyed bulrush include 9-point star with terraced outline on base and 3 diagonal motifs on sides comprising a diagonal checkered band flanked by solid triangles and rectangles; Space between motifs is filled with red woodpecker feathers and rim is outlined in quail top knot feathers. [In 1977 Pomo basketweaver Mable McKay identified this design as the “flint” design. She also attributed this basket to the Mission Lakeport area, and thought it was probably woven by the same person who wove CAS 0370-0761.]
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.2, Rim Diam = 6.4, Max Diam = 9.8

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0829   CAS 0370-0829; Basket water jar
Category Basketry; Vessels
Object Name Basket water jar
Culture Paiute, Shoshone
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Mono, Inyo, San Bernardino, CA, Douglas, Mineral, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Native cordage
Description Water bottle with conical lower body, expanded mid-section, and high wide shoulder tapering to short, narrow neck; Woven mostly in diagonal twining with several rows of plain, 2-strand twining on upper shoulder; Most warp rods are clipped at rim, but some are bent over and included in final row of twining; Traces of bands of short diagonal lines are still evident; 2 handles of native cordage attached at side.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 44.3, Rim Diam = 5.5, Max Diam = 28.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0832   CAS 0370-0832; Basket water jar
Category Basketry; Vessels
Object Name Basket water jar
Culture Paiute
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Mono, Inyo, San Bernardino, CA, Douglas, Mineral, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Native cordage
Description Water bottle with conical lower body and high, wide shoulder tapering toward narrow neck; Size and shape of rim are indeterminate; Woven primarily in diagonal twining, with 3-strand twining on base and single rows of 3-strand twining around mid-section and on upper shoulder; Faint trace of design band around mid-section is evident; 2 native cordage handles attached at side.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 27.1, Max Diam = 18.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0873   CAS 0370-0873; 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. 1920-1940
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Hemispherical woman's hat with flat base and rounded sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base or crown; Design is in bear grass and maidenhair fern in half-twist overlay and is divided into 3 registers; On crown is black circle with 3 "foot pattern" motifs; Middle register has "sharp tooth pattern" of triangles; Rim register has black parallelograms.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.5, Rim Diam = 17.8, Max Diam = 18.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0874   CAS 0370-0874; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Paiute or Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early to mid 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round basket with narrow, flat base and rounded sides that taper inward slightly at rim; Coiled on single-rod foundation; Banded design on upper sides has 6 pairs of diagonal terraced zigzags, done alternately in dyed black bracken fern roots and redbud.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.0, Rim Diam = 20.6, Max Diam = 22.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0875   CAS 0370-0875; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Klamath River, possibly 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 Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Round acorn mush boiler basket with flat base, rounded sides and very wide mouth; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and lattice twining around mid-section; Design is in bear grass and consists of band around midsection that alternates light and dark colors, bordered above and below by band of solid, contiguous triangles.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 16.3, Rim Diam = 27.8, Max Diam = 30.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0894   CAS 0370-0894; Burden basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Burden basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Lake
Other Geographic Data Stewart Point, possibly
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots
Description Round burden basket with flat base and flaring sides; Woven primarily in spaced, 3-strand twining with band of close 2-strand twining (doubled wefts over paired and tripled warps) just below rim; Rim terminus is secured with several loops of cotton twine; No design. [In 1977 Pomo basketweaver Mable McKay identified this as a work basket for carrying acorns, herbs or other foodstuffs. She also attributed it to the Lake County area, possibly Stewart Point.]
Dimensions (cm) Height = 45.5, Max Diam = 52.8

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0895   CAS 0370-0895; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Paiute or Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, Alpine, CA, Washoe, Carson, Douglas, Mineral, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Tree yucca [Joshua tree] (Yucca brevifolia) roots
Description Round cooking basket with flat base and flaring sides; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Designs consist of double terraced zigzag band in black bracken fern root around mid-section and double terraced zigzag band in reddish brown yucca tree root around upper sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 29.5, Max Diam = 47.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0896   CAS 0370-0896; Burden basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Burden basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture late 1800s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round conical burden basket with pointed base and flaring sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with diagonal twining on base and near rim; Heavy reinforcing rod located on interior rim is coil wrapped; Design is in split redbud and consists of 6 bands of varying width (2 of rectangles, 1 zigzag, 2 of arrow shapes, and 1 of open contiguous diamonds); Additional dashed band frames rim. [In 1977 Pomo basketweaver Mable McKay identified this as a burden or work basket with a rattlesnake design. She said such baskets were made as an initiation gift for a teenager by the parents and presented by a healer during a ceremony.]
Dimensions (cm) Height = 34.7, Max Diam = 42.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0898   CAS 0370-0898; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Peeled willow shoots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round sifter or parching basket with rounded base and curved, flaring sides; Woven primarily in lattice twining with 3-strand twining on base and plain twining (on paired warps) below rim; Reinforcing rod at rim is wrapped; 2 design bands (1 plain and 1 of rectangles) on sides are in split redbud in lattice twining; Dashed band frames rim; Rim wrapping alternates dark and light blocks. [In 1977 Pomo basketweaver Mable McKay identified this as a serving tray and attributed it to the Lake County area.]
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.3, Max Diam = 44.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0900   CAS 0370-0900; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Paiute or Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round to slightly oval basket with flat base and slightly curved, flaring sides; Coiled on single rod foundation in spaced-stitch technique; Designs are in dyed bracken fern roots and consist of 5 equally spaced bands on sides, formed by weaving two weft strands in opposite directions on same coils, forming fine-line zigzag.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 22.6, Max Diam = ca. 47.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0901   CAS 0370-0901; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Large oval basket with flat base and flaring sides; Coiled on single-rod foundation; Design is in natural bracken fern root and consists of plain band just below rim from which 11 triangles are pendant.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.6, Width = 37.5, Max Diam = 39.0, Length = 39.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0905   CAS 0370-0905; Basket plaque
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket plaque
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Annie Burke (1876-1962) (attributed)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1930s to 1940s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots
Description Round, flat plaque woven in single rod coil technique; Warp material is peeled willow shoots and primary weft material is sedge roots; Design is turtle back, woven of dyed bulrush roots and consists of 3 open, terraced diamonds arranged in circle around center, with pair of zigzag lines radiating out from top of each diamond toward rim; Blocks of light and dark color alternate around rim.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 0.4, Max Diam = 28.0

Catalog Number CAS 0370-1819   CAS 0370-1819; Basketry covered bottle
Category Basketry
Object Name Basketry covered bottle
Culture Achumawi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Modoc, Siskiyou, Shasta, Lassen
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. late 1800s to early 1900s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Glass; Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Basketry-covered brown glass bottle (possibly beer bottle) with flat base, cylindrical body, tall straight neck, and handle attached at shoulder and rim; basket is woven primarily in plain twining technique, with several rows of 3-strand twining on base and in final row of twining at rim; Warp material is hazel shoots and primary weft material is conifer roots; Designs are woven in full-twist overlay technique, using natural colored bear grass leaves as the background and black maidenhair fern stems for the actual designs, which include circular ticked band on base, 3 bands of large 8-point stars or half-stars on the sides, a band of small parallelograms around the shoulder, and a narrow ticked band around the neck; Handle is decorated with spiral bands in alternating light and dark colors; Upper neck of bottle is exposed, indicating a woven basketry cap originally accompanied this piece.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 26.1, Width = 9.0, Rim Diam = 3.3, Max Diam = 7.7

Catalog Number CAS 0389-0565   CAS 0389-0565; Quiver
Category Basketry; Weaponry
Object Name Quiver
Culture Klamath or Modoc
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Oregon
County Modoc, Siskiyou, CA, Klamath, OR
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name Rietz Collection of Food Technology
Materials Tule or bulrush (Scirpus acutus) stems; Cattail (Typha latifolia) stems; Raffia; Leather
Description Cylindrical quiver with flat base and vertical sides; Woven primarily on 2-strand twining over tule cordage warps, with 3-strand twining of tule cordage wefts on base and just below rim; Warp ends are reinforced with rod and coil-wrapped in raffia; Designs on exterior sides consist of 2 broad zigzag lines that spiral very gradually from base to rim; Leather loop is attached at rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 52.5, Max Diam = 17.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0399-0003   CAS 0399-0003; 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
Description Round mush boiler basket with flat base and rounded sides, sloping inward slightly toward rim; Woven primarily in plain twining, with 3-strand twining on base and lattice twining on outer edge of base and on upper sides; Design is in bear grass in half-twist overlay and consists of wide zigzag band bordered above and below by band of contiguous triangles ("crooked pattern").
Dimensions (cm) Height = 22.6, Rim Diam = 28.5, Max Diam = 32.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0399-0008   CAS 0399-0008; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Western Mono
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Madera, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round mush boiler basket with flat base and flaring sides; Woven over bundle foundation; Designs are in bracken fern roots and redbud and consist of 2 parallel bands on sides of basket, comprising contiguous terraced diamond shapes with central cross shape in center of each diamond.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.3, Max Diam = 31.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0399-0009   CAS 0399-0009; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Yokuts
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1920-1940
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round mush boiler basket with flat base and slightly curved, vertical sides; Coiled on bundle foundation; Designs are in redbud and consist of 6 equidistantly spaced terraced zigzags that spiral diagonally from the base to the rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 18.6, Max Diam = 31.9

Catalog Number

CAS 0425-0013   CAS 0425-0013; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Klamath River
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte
Other Geographic Data Lower Klamath River area
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Large round storage basket with flat base and tall, inward-sloping sides; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining technique with 3-strand twining at the basket start, near outer perimeter of base, and on final two rows around rim; Designs are woven in half-twist overlay technique and consist of 5 diagonal motifs of stacked negative parallelograms with triangles at their ends (sharp tooth pattern), all rising from base to rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 43.0, Rim Diam = ca. 34.0, Max Diam = 49.0

Catalog Number CAS 0425-0074A   CAS 0425-0074A; Hat (unfinished)
Category Accessories/Ornaments; Basketry
Object Name Hat (unfinished)
Culture Yurok and Tolowa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Del Norte
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Ella Norris
Date of Manufacture 1976
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Spruce (Picea sp.) roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Partially woven woman's hat with rounded base and curved sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base; Partially completed design is in bear grass and maidenhair fern stems in half-twist overlay and consists of dashed band on base and geometric unit repeated 3 times on sides; Upper portion of warp rods of varying length are exposed.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 33.0, Max Diam = 16.0

Catalog Number CAS 0425-0074B   CAS 0425-0074B; Basketry materials (hazel shoots)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (hazel shoots)
Culture Tolowa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Bernice Humphrey
Date of Manufacture 1976
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots
Description Bundle of approximately 30 peeled hazel shoots of varying lengths; Used as warp fibers in twined baskets by basket weavers of several Northern California tribes; These examples are left from an unfinished Klamath River hat (CAS 0425-0074A) commissioned by CAS staff.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 1.5, Length = ca. 40.0

Catalog Number CAS 0425-0074C   CAS 0425-0074C; Basketry materials (spruce roots)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (spruce roots)
Culture Tolowa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Bernice Humphrey
Date of Manufacture 1976
Collection Name N/A
Materials Spruce (Picea sp.) roots
Description Bundle of approximately 20 to 25 finely split spruce roots of varying lengths; Used as weft fibers in twined baskets by basket weavers of several Northern California tribes; These examples are left from an unfinished Klamath River hat (CAS 0425-0074A) commissioned by CAS staff.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 2.1, Length = ca. 30.0

Catalog Number CAS 0425-0074D   CAS 0425-0074D; Basketry materials (maidenhair fern stems)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (maidenhair fern stems)
Culture Tolowa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture 1976
Collection Name N/A
Materials Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Bundle of approximately 20 maidenhair fern stems, scraped on interior to remove inner white fiber; Used by basket weavers of many Northern California tribes as decorative overlay weft fiber.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 1.9, Length = ca. 30.0

Catalog Number CAS 0425-0074E   CAS 0425-0074E; Basketry materials (bear grass)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (bear grass)
Culture Tolowa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name N/A
Date of Manufacture 1976
Collection Name N/A
Materials Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Bundle of approximately 20 to 25 bear grass leaves of varying lengths; Used by basket weavers from many Northern California tribes as decorative overlay weft fiber.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 2.1, Length = ca. 49.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0425-0261   CAS 0425-0261; Burden basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Burden basket
Culture Klamath River
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data Lower Klamath River area
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Spruce (Picea sp.) roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Native cordage
Description Round burden basket with flat base and flaring sides; Heavy rim reinforcing rod is placed inside rim and secured with native cordage; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining with 3-strand twining on base and just below rim; Designs in bear grass are in half-twist overlay and consist of 5 parallel bands on lower half of basket and double negative serrated zigzag bands on upper half.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 42.0, Max Diam = 52.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0425-0300   CAS 0425-0300; 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 early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Spruce (Picea sp.) roots
Description Round, conical storage basket with flat base and flaring sides; Woven primarily in spaced, 2-strand twining with 3 strand twining on base; Warp rods are bent over at rim and braided; No design.
Dimensions (cm) Height = ca. 49.0, Max Diam = ca. 46.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0425-0301   CAS 0425-0301; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Yurok
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data Hupa Valley
Maker's Name Pat Hunsucker
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots
Description Deep round tray with flat base and rounded, flaring sides; Woven in open-spaced, 2-strand twining; Warp rods are bent at rim and braided; No design; Short buckskin loop is tied to back of basket.
Dimensions (cm) Height = ca. 11.5, Max Diam = 51.8

Catalog Number CAS 0442-0003   CAS 0442-0003; Basket (unfinished)
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket (unfinished)
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Base section and lower sides of unfinished round basket with flat base and curved sides; Extensive portion of warp rods rise vertically from completed portion of basket; Woven primarily in diagonal twining with 3-strand twining on base; Design is in split redbud in wrapped twining and includes 2 concentric bands on base and 3 motifs of 3 vertical zigzags each, rising up from base.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 50.6, Max Diam = ca. 24.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0442-0007A   CAS 0442-0007A; Basketry materials (Devil's claw)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (Devil's claw)
Culture Apache, Tohono O’odham (Papago), Akimel O’odham (Pima), or Chemehuevi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Arizona
County Imperial, CA, Pima, Yuma, AZ?
Other Geographic Data Southern areas of both states
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1950s to 1960s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Devil's claw (Martynia sp.)
Description Circular bundle of split devil's claw seed pod fibers for use as basket weaving weft fibers; For actual use, these fibers would be split one or more additional times, depending upon the size of the sewing elements desired.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = ca. 2.5, Max Diam = ca. 11.0, Length = ca. 15.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0442-0007B   CAS 0442-0007B; Basketry materials (Devil's claw)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (Devil's claw)
Culture Apache, Tohono O’odham (Papago), Akimel O’odham (Pima), or Chemehuevi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Arizona
County Imperial, CA, Pima, Yuma, AZ?
Other Geographic Data Southern areas of both states
Maker's Name N/A
Date of Manufacture unknown, possibly ca. 1970
Collection Name N/A
Materials Devil's claw (Martynia sp.) pod
Description Unprocessed devil's claw seed pod; Used by basket weavers of several Southwestern (Apache, Tohono O’odham, Akimel O’odham, Chemehuevi) tribes as weft fiber.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 14.0, Width = ca. 9.5, Length = ca. 23.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0442-0007C   CAS 0442-0007C; Basketry materials (dyed woodwardia fern stems)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (dyed woodwardia fern stems)
Culture unidentified California Indian
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County unknown
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name N/A
Date of Manufacture ca. early to mid 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Woodwardia fern (Woodwardia sp.) stems
Description Coiled bundle of split and dyed woodwardia fern stems; Used by many California basket weavers as a decorative overlay weft fiber.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 5.6, Max Diam = ca. 13.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0442-0007D   CAS 0442-0007D; Basketry materials (peeled and split willow? shoots)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (peeled and split willow? shoots)
Culture unidentified California Indian
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County unknown
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1950-1960
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots
Description Coiled bundle of peeled, split, and sized willow (?) shoots of varying lengths; Used by basket weavers from various California, Southwestern, and Great Basin Tribes as weft fibers; Strips of muslin wrapping to secure bundle added by CAS staff in 1996.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 1.7, Max Diam = ca. 16.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0442-0011   CAS 0442-0011; Basket (unfinished)
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket (unfinished)
Culture Chumash
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Juncus rush (Juncus sp.) stems
Description Base of unfinished round basket with flat base and flaring sides; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Designs are in dyed juncus rush leaves and consist of band of contiguous hour glass shapes around around an open center; Fibers in rim bundle extend outward from last completed weft stitch.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.9, Max Diam = 17.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0457-0001   CAS 0457-0001; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Maidu
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Plumas, Lassen
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Big leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum) shoots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round basket with flat base and curved sides, sloping inward toward rim; Woven on 3-rod coil; Design is in redbud and consists of 4 serrated zigzag lines that rise diagonally from base to rim; Floral motif rises vertically from base of each zigzag; Plain band encircles rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.1, Rim Diam = 10.5, Max Diam = 13.3

Catalog Number

CAS 0464-0001   CAS 0464-0001; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round bowl-shaped basket with flat base and rounded sides, sloping inward to rim, forming wide mouth; Woven in 3-rod coil; Design is in dyed bracken fern root and consists of crisscrossing paired lines that form 5-point star on base and expand outward forming ever larger 5-point star extending up to rim; Design on rim alternates dark and light rectangular units.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.6, Rim Diam = 17.7, Max Diam = 22.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0464-0003   CAS 0464-0003; Burden basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Burden basket
Culture Mountain Maidu
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Plumas, Lassen
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; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Leather
Description Conical burden basket with flaring sides; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining with several rows of diagonal twining near base; First few rows of twining are done in leather strips; Rim reinforcing rod is coil-wrapped with peeled willow; Designs in full-twist overlay include 2 parallel zigzag bands (each comprising paired bands of diagonally stacked triangles) and 3 motifs of stacked triangles. (According to Ralph Shanks the double overlay of bear grass in this basket is typical of Maidu baskets; January 2002).
Dimensions (cm) Height = ca. 42.0, Max Diam = ca. 46.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0464-0004   CAS 0464-0004; 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 Lower Klamath River area (?)
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1930s to 1940s
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 Round basket with concave base and curving sides that slope inward at rim; Woven mostly in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and just below rim; Warps rods are crossed just below rim; rim is reinforced with rod and coil wrapped; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia and maidenhair fern stems and consists of geometric band on interior base and lizard foot pattern on sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.3, Rim Diam = 13.0, Max Diam = 14.3

Catalog Number

CAS 0464-0006   CAS 0464-0006; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Maidu
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Plumas, Lassen
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Big leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round basket with flat base and curved sides, sloping inward toward rim; Woven on 3-rod coil; Design is in redbud and dyed bracken fern roots and consists of 4 small tick marks on base and 2 parallel, undulating bands on sides, each made up of diagonally stacked parallelograms with pendant triangles (arrow head pattern).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.5, Rim Diam = 16.0, Max Diam = 19.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0464-0009   CAS 0464-0009; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Modoc
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Modoc, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Tule or bulrush (Scirpus acutus) stems; Cattail (Typha latifolia) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Round basket with flat base and slightly rounded sides; Woven in 2-strand twining over tule cordage warps with 3 rows of 3-strand twining on base; Warp ends are looped at rim and bound into final row of twining; Designs on sides include zigzag band of rectangles with pendant triangles (variation of foot pattern) in full-twist overlay and 3 "V" shapes in wrapped twining.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.8, Rim Diam = ca. 17.5, Max Diam = 18.8

Catalog Number

CAS 0473-0001   CAS 0473-0001; Hopper basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Hopper basket
Culture Yurok
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Minnie Reed (1885-1985)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1955
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Conical acorn hopper basket with the base removed, woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on lower sides and lattice twining upper sides; Warp rods are braided at rim; Design is done in bear grass in half-twist overlay and includes units of negative, diagonally stacked triangles and rectangles (repeated 6 times) on upper sides, framed above and below by paired lattice twined rods; This type of basket is placed atop a mortar stone when grinding acorn meal in order to catch the bits of acorn and acorn meal that are discharged with each downward movement of the pestle.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 17.5, Max Diam = 39.5

Catalog Number CAS 0473-0002A,B   CAS 0473-0002A,B; Basketry materials (unpeeled willow shoots)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (unpeeled willow shoots)
Culture Yurok / Karuk / Hupa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Vivien Hailstone (1913-2000)
Date of Manufacture ca. mid 1970s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots
Description A: Bundle of approx. 40 to 50 unpeeled, straight willow shoots of varying lengths; Used in this state for some utilitarian baskets, or peeled and sized for use as warp rods, or peeled, split, and sized for use as weft fibers; B: Bundle of approx. 60 to 75 unpeeled, straight willow shoots; Used in this state for weaving of some utilitarian baskets, or peeled and sized for use as warp rods, or peeled, split, and sized for use as weft fibers.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = A=4.2; B=4.8, Length = A=ca. 100.0; B=ca. 74.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0473-0003A,B   CAS 0473-0003A,B; Basketry materials (peeled willow roots)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (peeled willow roots)
Culture Yurok / Karuk / Hupa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Vivien Hailstone (1913-2000)
Date of Manufacture ca. mid 1970s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) roots
Description A: Coil of large-diameter willow roots that have been peeled and split; B: Coil of large-diameter willow roots that have been peeled.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 6.5, Max Diam = A=ca. 18.0; B=ca. 14.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0473-0005   CAS 0473-0005; Basketry materials (peeled willow roots)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (peeled willow roots)
Culture Yurok / Karuk / Hupa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Vivien Hailstone (1913-2000)
Date of Manufacture ca. mid 1970s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) roots
Description Coil of medium-diameter willow roots that have been peeled.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 7.0, Max Diam = ca. 11.0

Catalog Number CAS 0473-0006   CAS 0473-0006; Basketry materials (peeled willow shoots)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (peeled willow shoots)
Culture Yurok / Karuk / Hupa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Vivien Hailstone (1913-2000)
Date of Manufacture ca. mid 1970s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots
Description Bundle of approx. 80 to 100 small peeled, straight willow shoots; Used in this state as warp rods.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 4.2, Length = ca. 41.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0473-0007A,B   CAS 0473-0007A,B; Basketry materials (peeled willow roots)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (peeled willow roots)
Culture Yurok / Karuk / Hupa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Vivien Hailstone (1913-2000)
Date of Manufacture ca. mid 1970s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) roots
Description A: Coil of small-diameter willow roots that have been peeled; B: Coil of small-diameter willow roots that have been peeled and split.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 4.0, Max Diam = ca. 10.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0473-0008A,B   CAS 0473-0008A,B; Basketry materials (peeled willow shoots)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (peeled willow shoots)
Culture Yurok / Karuk / Hupa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Vivien Hailstone (1913-2000)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1976
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots
Description A: Bundle of approx. 100 peeled, straight willow shoots; Used in this state as warp rods or split and sized for use as weft fibers; B: Bundle of willow sticks that have been peeled and scraped for use as warp rods.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = A=7.5; B=8.7, Length = A=ca. 95.0; B=73.0

Catalog Number CAS 0473-0009   CAS 0473-0009; Basketry materials (dyed woodwardia fern stems)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (dyed woodwardia fern stems)
Culture Yurok / Karuk / Hupa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Vivien Hailstone (1913-2000)
Date of Manufacture ca. mid 1970s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Woodwardia fern (Woodwardia sp.) stems
Description Bundle of woodwardia fern stems that have been split, sized, dyed with alder bark, and coiled into a figure-8 pattern bundle; Used by numerous California basket weavers as a decorative overlay weft material.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 14.0, Thickness = 3.0, Length = ca. 28.0

Catalog Number CAS 0473-0010   CAS 0473-0010; Basketry materials (peeled willow shoots)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (peeled willow shoots)
Culture Yurok / Karuk / Hupa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Vivien Hailstone (1913-2000)
Date of Manufacture ca. mid 1970s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots
Description Bundle of approx. 30 peeled, straight willow shoots; Used as warp rods in this state or split and sized for use as weft fibers.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 6.5, Length = ca. 100.0

Catalog Number CAS 0473-0011   CAS 0473-0011; Basketry materials (bear grass)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (bear grass)
Culture Yurok / Karuk / Hupa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Vivien Hailstone (1913-2000)
Date of Manufacture ca. mid 1970s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Bundle of bear grass leaves of varying lengths; Used by many California basket weavers as decorative overlay weft fiber.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 7.0, Length = ca. 52.0

Catalog Number CAS 0473-0012   CAS 0473-0012; Basketry materials (unpeeled willow shoots)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (unpeeled willow shoots)
Culture Yurok / Karuk / Hupa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Vivien Hailstone (1913-2000)
Date of Manufacture ca. mid 1970s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots
Description Bundle of 17 unpeeled, straight willow shoots; Used in this state for weaving of some utilitarian baskets, or peeled and sized for use as warp rods, or peeled, split, and sized for use as weft fibers.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 4.7, Length = ca. 103.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0473-0013   CAS 0473-0013; Basketry materials (split spruce root)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (split spruce root)
Culture Yurok / Karuk / Hupa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Vivien Hailstone (1913-2000)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1976
Collection Name N/A
Materials Spruce (Picea sp.) roots
Description Bundle of spruce root fibers which have been scraped and split and then tied into circular bundle.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 6.5, Max Diam = 14.3

Catalog Number CAS 0473-0014   CAS 0473-0014; Basketry materials (maidenhair fern stems)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (maidenhair fern stems)
Culture Yurok / Karuk / Hupa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Vivien Hailstone (1913-2000)
Date of Manufacture ca. mid 1970s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Bundle of approx. 20 straight maidenhair fern stems of varying lengths; For use as overlay weft fibers, these would be split in 2 or 3 strands and sized.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 5.5, Length = ca. 55.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0473-0015   CAS 0473-0015; Basketry materials (unpeeled willow root)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (unpeeled willow root)
Culture Yurok / Karuk / Hupa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Vivien Hailstone (1913-2000)
Date of Manufacture ca. mid 1970s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) root
Description Length of large willow root (partially split and peeled at one end) wound into coil of several loops.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = ca. 19.0 , Length = ca. 138.0

Catalog Number CAS 0473-0016   CAS 0473-0016; Basketry materials (spruce root)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (spruce root)
Culture Yurok / Karuk / Hupa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Vivien Hailstone (1913-2000)
Date of Manufacture ca. mid 1970s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Spruce (Picea sp.) roots
Description Bundle of 8 lengths of varying width of spruce root, split from larger peeled root; Each length would be split again several times and sized before ready for use as weft fibers.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 9.0, Thickness = 0.6, Length = 47.1

Catalog Number

CAS 0473-0017   CAS 0473-0017; Basketry materials (unpeeled willow root)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (unpeeled willow root)
Culture Yurok / Karuk / Hupa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Vivien Hailstone (1913-2000)
Date of Manufacture ca. mid 1970s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) root
Description Length of small willow root, peeled on one end and wound in coil of 4 loops.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = ca. 16.0, Length = ca. 130.0

Catalog Number CAS 0473-0018   CAS 0473-0018; Basketry materials (staghorn lichen on wood)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (staghorn lichen on wood)
Culture Yurok / Karuk / Hupa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Vivien Hailstone (1913-2000)
Date of Manufacture ca. mid 1970s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Staghorn lichen (Evernia vulpina)
Description Length of deadfall wood with heavy overgrowth of stag horn lichen (also known as wolf moss); Used as yellow dye source for dyeing bear grass and porcupine quills.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 10.0, Thickness = 6.6, Length = ca. 66.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0473-0019   CAS 0473-0019; Basketry materials (unpeeled willow root)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (unpeeled willow root)
Culture Yurok / Karuk / Hupa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Vivien Hailstone (1913-2000)
Date of Manufacture ca. mid 1970s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) roots
Description 3 bundles, each comprising several small-diameter, unpeeled willow roots; When peeled and sized, these are used by many California basket weavers as weft fibers.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 3.5, Max Diam = ca. 8.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0473-0020   CAS 0473-0020; Basketry materials (alder bark)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (alder bark)
Culture Yurok / Karuk / Hupa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Vivien Hailstone (1913-2000)
Date of Manufacture ca. mid 1970s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Alder bark (Alnus oregana)
Description Sample of alder tree bark and wood chips, used as dye source for basket weaving materials to produce reddish-brown color.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 4.7, Thickness = 1.2, Length = ca. 11.8

Catalog Number

CAS 0473-0021   CAS 0473-0021; Basketry materials (dyed quills)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (dyed quills)
Culture Yurok / Karuk / Hupa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Vivien Hailstone (1913-2000)
Date of Manufacture ca. mid 1970s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Porcupine quills
Description Approx. 80 to 90 porcupine quills dyed yellow with wolf moss or tree lichen; Used by basket weavers of several Northern California tribes as a decorative overlay weft fiber.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 0.2, Length = 5.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0473-0022   CAS 0473-0022; Basketry materials (undyed quills)
Category Basketry; Raw Materials
Object Name Basketry materials (undyed quills)
Culture Yurok / Karuk / Hupa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Vivien Hailstone (1913-2000)
Date of Manufacture ca. mid 1970s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Porcupine quills
Description Approx. 100 undyed porcupine quills of various sizes; If dyed (usually yellow), used by basket weavers of several Northern California tribes as decorative overlay weft fibers.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 0.2, Length = 5.5

Catalog Number CAS 0473-0023   CAS 0473-0023; Hat (unfinished)
Category Basketry
Object Name Hat (unfinished)
Culture Yurok / Karuk / Hupa
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Vivien Hailstone (1913-2000)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1977
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 Partially woven woman's hat with rounded base and sides; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining with 3-strand twining at basket start and near juncture where sides turn upward; Designs are woven in half-twist overlay technique and include 2 concentric bands on base and band of positive and negative triangles on sides; Exposed warp rods extend beyond rim of completed portion of hat.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 30.0, Max Diam = 15.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0473-0025   CAS 0473-0025; Winnowing basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Winnowing 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. 1925-1950
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Round winnowing basket / tray with a round base and flaring sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and lattice twining on exterior sides; Design on interior is in bear grass in half-twist overlay and consists of a negative sunburst pattern in center and 6 negative vertical zigzag units, framed above and below by pairs of plain concentric band.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.5, Max Diam = 44.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0473-0026   CAS 0473-0026; Tray
Category Basketry
Object Name Tray
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. 1970-1977
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots
Description Deep round tray with rounded base and rounded, vertical sides; Woven entirely in spaced, 2-strand twining with single row of 3-strand twining around rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.0, Max Diam = 35.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0473-0027   CAS 0473-0027; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Klamath River, Yurok
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. late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Very deep circular tray with rounded base and flaring sides; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining with 3-strand twining on base and just below rim; Designs on interior are in half-twist overlay and consist of 2 narrow bands containing negative triangles on lower part of basket and 2 wide bands containing negative triangles and parallelograms (flint pattern) on upper sides of basket.
Dimensions (cm) Height = ca. 17.5, Max Diam = 55.9

Catalog Number

CAS 0497-0001   CAS 0497-0001; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round, mush boiler basket with flat base and slightly curved, flaring sides; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Designs are in dyed bracken fern roots and consist of band of 7 large nested V-shapes located around upper sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 24.8, Max Diam = 40.3

Catalog Number

CAS 0497-0002   CAS 0497-0002; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded, flaring sides; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Designs in bracken fern root consist of narrow vertical columns of stacked triangles arranged in 4 groups of 3 (extending from lower sides to rim) and 2 single columns (extending from midlevel of sides to rim).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.1, Max Diam = 20.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0497-0003   CAS 0497-0003; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Paiute
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mono, Inyo, San Bernardino
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round basket with rounded base and very rounded sides, tapering in at rim; Woven in diagonal twining except for single row of 3-strand twining on lower side; Warp rods are bent over at rim and coil-wrapped; Designs on sides include zigzag band in spring-peeled brown willow around mid-section, and plain bands in dyed black bracken fern roots above and below zigzag band.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.0, Rim Diam = 9.0, Max Diam = 15.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0497-0004   CAS 0497-0004; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture mid 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Slightly oval-shaped basket with flat base and straight, vertical sides; Coiled on single-rod foundation in spaced-stitch technique; Designs are in dyed (black) bracken fern roots and redbud and consist of plain band in each color on upper sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.9, Max Diam = 12.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0497-0005   CAS 0497-0005; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides, curving inward toward rim; Coiled on single-rod foundation in spaced-stitch technique; Design is in dyed bracken fern root and consists of narrow plain band just below mid-section.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.8, Rim Diam = 7.5, Max Diam = 9.6

Catalog Number

CAS 0497-0006   CAS 0497-0006; Hat
Category Accessories/Ornaments; Basketry
Object Name Hat
Culture Klamath
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Oregon
County Modoc, CA, Klamath, OR
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Tule or bulrush (Scirpus acutus) stems; Cattail (Typha latifolia) stems; Dyed porcupine quills; Nettle (Urtica dioica) stems
Description Woman's hat with rounded base and slightly rounded sides; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining with possibly 3-strand twining on base; Designs are in full-twist overlay and include 5-point star (interior divided into quadrants) within open circle on base, and motif of 3 diagonally stacked parallelograms (each containing V-shape in porcupine quill) repeated 3 times around sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.0, Rim Diam = 16.0, Max Diam = 17.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0511-0001   CAS 0511-0001; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Achumawi or Atsugewi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Modoc, Siskiyou, Shasta, Lassen
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; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Deep, round mush boiler basket with flat base, and slightly curved sides; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining with 3-strand twining on base and around rim; Designs are in full-twist overlay and consist of a wide elaborate zigzag band around the sides, comprising open rectangles, pendant triangles, and nested geometrics, all in maidenhair fern on background of bear grass.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.9, Rim Diam = 21.2, Max Diam = 21.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0511-0002   CAS 0511-0002; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Achumawi or Atsugewi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Modoc, Siskiyou, Shasta, Lassen
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; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides sloping inward slightly toward rim; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining with 3-strand twining on base and at rim; Coiled rim is wrapped in redbud; Design on side of basket is in full-twist overlay and consists of wide, elaborate zigzag band of 2 parallel bands of stacked triangles and superimposed diagonal band (possible mountain design).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.2, Rim Diam = ca. 13.0, Max Diam = 14.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0516-0004   CAS 0516-0004; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Chemehuevi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Riverside, San Bernardino
Other Geographic Data Vicinity of Needles
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900-1920
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Devil's claw (Martynia sp.) pods
Description Round basket with flat base and flaring sides; Woven in coiling technique over 3-rod foundation; Designs are all of black devil's claw and include 4 stylized bird motifs with outstretched wings around side of basket and solid black rim coil.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.3, Max Diam = 20.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0516-0005   CAS 0516-0005; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Cahuilla
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Riverside
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sumac (Rhus sp.) stems; Juncus rush (Juncus sp.) stems
Description Round bowl-shaped basket with flat base and flaring sides; Coiled on bundle foundation; Designs are in dyed juncus rush stems and consists of coiled rattlesnake motif spiraling out from base up to rim, with band of triangles encircling upper side of basket; 5-point star pattern in undyed juncus rush is located on base.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.4, Max Diam = 28.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0516-0006   CAS 0516-0006; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Chemehuevi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Riverside, San Bernardino
Other Geographic Data Vicinity of Needles
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1900-1920
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Devil's claw (Martynia sp.) pods
Description Shallow bowl-shaped basket with slightly flat base and gently curving, flaring sides; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Designs are in devil's claw and consist of 2 double bands of alternating light (willow) and dark (devil's claw) rectangles; Each band contains a "Dau" mark.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.9, Max Diam = 25.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0516-0007   CAS 0516-0007; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Klamath River or Hupa
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
Description Globose tobacco storage basket with flat base and round sides sloping inward toward rim; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and lattice twining just below rim; Leather thong inside mouth is lashed to rim with running-stitch buckskin thong; Design is in bear grass and consists of 3 negative, terraced diagonal zigzags flanked by triangles (arrowhead and snake pattern).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 18.1, Rim Diam = 12.5, Max Diam = 25.4

Catalog Number CAS 0516-0008   CAS 0516-0008; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Panamint Shoshone (Timbisha Shoshone)
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Inyo
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1890s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots; Tree yucca [Joshua tree] (Yucca brevifolia) roots
Description Deep round basket with narrow flat base and flaring sides; Woven in coiling technique over 3-rod foundation; design features 9 diamond snake patterns that rise vertically from base of sides to just below rim and are woven alternately in black bulrush outlined in red tree yucca root or vice versa; Rim is decorated by segments of ticking (alternating dark and light weft) alternating with plain segments.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 16.8, Max Diam = 33.4

Catalog Number

CAS 0516-0009   CAS 0516-0009; Winnowing basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Winnowing basket
Culture Western Mono
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Madera, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Triangular scoop-shaped basket with rounded corners; Woven primarily in open diagonal twining with design bands woven in close-spaced diagonal twining; Rim is reinforced with one or more rods and wrapped in redbud; Designs are in redbud and consist of three bands of negative diamond shapes.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 14.4, Width = 51.2, Length = 48.1

Catalog Number

CAS 0516-0010   CAS 0516-0010; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Mission
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County unknown
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sumac (Rhus sp.) stems; Juncus rush (Juncus sp.) stems
Description Large round cooking basket with flat base and tall, flaring sides; Woven in coiled technique over bundle foundation of grass stems; Design consists of wide bade around midsection that is woven of juncus and includes diagonal motifs formed by positioning new juncus stem in area of design to capture the deeper golden color at base of stems; Band is bordered above and below by black rectilinear zigzag band.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 30.0, Max Diam = 50.8

Catalog Number

CAS 0516-0011   CAS 0516-0011; Winnowing basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Winnowing basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round winnowing basket with rounded base and flaring sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with diagonal twining on base, 3-strand twining on base and rim, and 4 bands of lattice twining on sides; Design is in split redbud in plain twining and includes plain band on base and 2 design bands of triangles on sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.5, Max Diam = 49.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0516-0012   CAS 0516-0012; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Salinan
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County San Luis Obispo, Monterey
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Encinales Family (?)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1910
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems (?); Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Glass beads
Description Deep round basket with flat base and flaring sides; Woven in coiling technique over bundle foundation; Designs include 4 motifs of zigzags or stacked, open diamonds rising vertically from base to just below rim, and terraced zigzag band just below rim; 4 asymmetrical groupings of multi-colored glass beads and nearly continuous single line of beads just below zigzag band are attached with weft fibers on exterior sides of basket.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.9, Max Diam = 27.6

Catalog Number

CAS 0516-0013   CAS 0516-0013; Burden basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Burden basket
Culture Wintu
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Shasta, Trinity
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Leather
Description Conical burden basket, woven primarily in 2-strand twining with 3-strand twining on lower sides and just below rim; 3 reinforcing rods are located on lower interior; Reinforcing rod on rim interior is coil wrapped; Designs in bear grass in full-twist overlay include a lizard foot pattern around rim, zigzag (mountain pattern) on side, and vertical zigzags (intestines) on lower sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = ca. 38.0, Max Diam = 45.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0516-0015   CAS 0516-0015; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Chumash
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Juncus rush (Juncus sp.) stems; Sumac (Rhus sp.) stems
Description Round basket with flat base and flaring sides; Woven in coiling technique over 3-rod foundation of juncus stems; Design consists of 4 terraced zigzag motifs that comprise alternating black (dyed juncus) and white (split sumac) lines and rise diagonally from base to just below rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.8, Max Diam = 31.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0530-0001   CAS 0530-0001; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Yokuts
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round cooking basket with flat base and flaring sides; Coiled on 2-rod foundation; Design consists of 2 parallel black zigzag bands around upper sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 20.5, Max Diam = 49.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0538-0001   CAS 0538-0001; 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 early to mid 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 Round basket with flat base and vertical sides; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining with 3-strand twining at basket start and at junction of base and sides and 2 rows of lattice twining around mid-section of sides; Crossed warps in upper 2 cm (just below rim) are open before final two rows of twining; Rim is reinforced with rod and coil-wrapped in bear grass; Design band on side is woven in half-twist overlay and includes pairs of truncated, stacked triangles in bear grass, alternating with light and dark vertical columns.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.5, Max Diam = 19.0

Catalog Number CAS 0538-0002A,B   CAS 0538-0002A,B; Basketry covered bottle with lid
Category Basketry
Object Name Basketry covered bottle with lid
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. late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Glass; Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Woodwardia fern (Woodwardia sp.) stems; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems
Description Brown glass spirits (?) bottle with basketry covering, woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia and maidenhair ferns and consists of 2 serrated-edged zigzag bands ("Tooth" or "Arrowhead" pattern) on sides (pattern is repeated on neck) and band of contiguous triangles just below shoulder (pattern repeated on lid).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 29.5, Rim Diam = 3.2, Max Diam = 9.6

Catalog Number CAS 0538-0003   CAS 0538-0003; 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. 1920-1940
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots
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.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 13.7, Depth = 8.8, Thickness = 7.8, Length = 31.1

Catalog Number

CAS 0541-0001   CAS 0541-0001; 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. 1920-1940
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.); Woodwardia fern (Woodwardia sp.) stems
Description Hemispherical woman's hat with flat base and rounded sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia and maidenhair fern in half-twist overlay and is divided into 3 registers; On base or crown is central circle with 4 hooked elements; Middle and rim registers contain brown triangle bordered by stacked black triangles.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.4, Max Diam = ca. 16.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0541-0002   CAS 0541-0002; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Maidu
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Plumas, Lassen
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Big leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Shallow, round tray with flat base and low, flaring sides; Woven on 3-rod coil; Design is in split redbud and dyed bracken fern roots and consists of 3 V-shaped motifs, comprising diagonal lines of triangles with small pendant rectangles (quail top knot pattern).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.4, Max Diam = 35.6

Catalog Number

CAS 0548-0001   CAS 0548-0001; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round basket with flat base and very rounded sides that taper inward slightly at rim; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; designs in bracken fern root consist of a continuous band of alternating large and small (4 of each) "V" shapes composed of diagonally stacked triangles.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.6, Rim Diam = 22.0, Max Diam = 25.8

Catalog Number

CAS 0569-0003   CAS 0569-0003; Burden basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Burden basket
Culture Paiute
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Mono, Inyo, San Bernardino, CA, Douglas, Mineral, NV
Other Geographic Data Carson City or Lake Tahoe, NV area, possibly
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Wire
Description Conical burden basket woven mostly in diagonal twining with 3-strand twining on base; Most warp rods are clipped above final row of twining, with every 3rd one bent over and bound under weft; Rim reinforcing rod and wire loop handle are coil-wrapped; Designs on sides include band of diagonally stacked triangles in brown bracken fern, flanked above and below by black chevron band in dyed bracken fern root.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 28.7, Max Diam = 22.6

Catalog Number

CAS 0569-0004   CAS 0569-0004; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides, curving inward toward rim; Coiled on single-rod foundation; Designs are in dyed (black) bracken fern roots and dyed (brown) willow and consist of 3 black "W" motifs, alternating with pairs of black chevrons outlined in brown, and a single black diamond shape.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.6, Rim Diam = ca. 13.0, Max Diam = 15.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0569-0005   CAS 0569-0005; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1900-1950
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Oval basket with flat base and rounded sides, curving inward toward rim; Coiled on single-rod foundation in spaced stitch technique; Designs are in dyed bracken fern roots and consist of large Maltese cross motif on each long side and stack of 3 triangles on each end, woven with supplementary wefts in close-spaced coiling.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.0, Width = 14.6, Length = 22.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0569-0006   CAS 0569-0006; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. mid 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides, curving inward toward rim; Coiled on single-rod foundation in spaced stitch technique; Designs are in dyed bracken fern roots and consist of 2 parallel zigzag band around mid-section, woven with supplementary wefts in close-spaced coiling.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.7, Rim Diam = 10.2, Max Diam = 14.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0569-0007   CAS 0569-0007; Basketry covered bottle
Category Basketry
Object Name Basketry covered bottle
Culture Paiute or Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Mono, Inyo, San Bernardino, CA, Douglas, Mineral, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Glass; Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Cotton string
Description Cylindrical clear glass jar with basketry covering, woven primarily in diagonal twining with 3-strand twining on base and just below rim; Designs on sides include band of very large chevrons in spring-peeled brown willow around mid-section, framed between 2 plain bands in dyed black bracken fern roots; Large single loop (cotton string wrapped in willow) is attached just below rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 16.6, Max Diam = 7.6

Catalog Number CAS 0569-0009   CAS 0569-0009; Baby carrier / cradleboard
Category Basketry
Object Name Baby carrier / cradleboard
Culture Paiute
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Mono, Inyo, San Bernardino, CA, Douglas, Mineral, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1930-1950
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Wool yarn; Commercial cloth; Commercial string
Description Baby carrier model consisting of flat, rectangular backboard and arching, curved sun shade; Backboard is woven in open plain twining; Sun shade is woven in open diagonal twining with plain twining along support rods; Front rim of sun shade is wrapped in red and white cloth; Design on sun shade is in colored yarn (orange, red, and black) woven in lashing stitch and consists of diamond shapes.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 20.1, Width = 21.2, Length = 52.1

Catalog Number

CAS 0569-0014   CAS 0569-0014; 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 Deep, round basket with flat base and curved sides that slope in toward rim; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and near rim; Design is in bear grass, woodwardia and maidenhair fern in half-twist overlay and consists of 3 motifs of 7 parallelograms stacked diagonally with a diagonal zigzag superimposed on each ("Arrowhead" and "Water Snake" patterns).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 17.0, Rim Diam = 15.0, Max Diam = 21.0

Catalog Number CAS 0570-0001   CAS 0570-0001; Basket (unfinished)
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket (unfinished)
Culture Achumawi or Atsugewi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Modoc, Siskiyou, Shasta, Lassen
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 Basket in-progress with flat base and rounded sides; Upper portion of basket, including rim, is unfinished with ends of warp rods extending above woven portion; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining with 3-strand twining on base; Designs in full-twist overlay on side of basket consist of diagonal motif of very shallow stacked Z-shapes repeated 3 times and double diagonal zigzag.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 34.3, Max Diam = 19.0

Catalog Number CAS 0582-0003   CAS 0582-0003; 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. 1915
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Maidenhair fern (Adiantum sp.) stems; Cotton string
Description Scoop-shaped baby carrier woven entirely in open, plain and 3-strand twining and a wrapped rim; Short length of plaited weaving on foundation of cotton string is located near top of carrier.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 73.3, Width = 29.5, Depth = 17.0, Length = 18.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1983-0001-0001   CAS 1983-0001-0001; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Klamath River or Wailaki
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Humboldt, Del Norte
Other Geographic Data Lower Klamath River area
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 basket with flat base and rounded sides that curve inward toward rim; Near rim, narrow area of warps are left exposed before final 2 rows of twining; Design on exterior consists of alternating sold bands of bear grass and woodwardia fern, done in half-twist overlay.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.6, Rim Diam = 18.3, Max Diam = 21.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1983-0001-0005   CAS 1983-0001-0005; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Conifer roots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round basket with flat base and straight sides sloping inward slightly toward rim; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base; Design is in split redbud in plain twining and consists of 10 plain bands, 2 of which contain "dau" marks.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 14.6, Rim Diam = 21.7, Max Diam = 22.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1983-0001-0006   CAS 1983-0001-0006; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Yokuts
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots; California quail (Callipepla californica) top knot feathers; Wool yarn
Description Round, jar-shaped, bottleneck basket with flat base, flaring sides, high wide flat shoulder and short neck; Basket is woven in coiled technique on bundle foundation; Designs consist of redbud framing line on lower side, 9 columns of stacked triangles (arrow quiver pattern) in bracken fern extending up sides and across shoulder to neck (alternating with crosses on upper sides and human forms on shoulder and neck); Quail topknot feathers and red yarn along shoulder.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 18.9, Rim Diam = 11.9, Max Diam = 27.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1983-0001-0007   CAS 1983-0001-0007; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Yokuts
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots; California quail (Callipepla californica) top knot feathers
Description Round, jar-shaped, bottleneck basket with flat base, flaring sides, flat wide high shoulder, and short neck; Coiled on bundle foundation; Designs are in redbud and dyed bracken fern roots and consist of 3 bands (2 on sides and 1 on shoulder) of diamonds and triangles (rattlesnake pattern) and checkerboard band (fly pattern) around neck; Quail topknot feathers once decorated edge of shoulder.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 16.8, Rim Diam = 8.6, Max Diam = 24.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1983-0001-0008   CAS 1983-0001-0008; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Yokuts
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots; California quail (Callipepla californica) top knot and woodpecker feathers
Description Round, jar-shaped, bottleneck basket with flat base, flaring sides, high flat shoulder, and short neck; Coiled on bundle foundation; designs are in redbud and dyed bracken fern roots and consist of 3 bands (2 on sides and 1 on shoulder) of diamonds and triangles (rattlesnake pattern) and 5 black vertical zigzags on neck; Black quail topknot feathers and red woodpecker feathers decorate edge of shoulder.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.0, Rim Diam = 11.0, Max Diam = 26.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1983-0001-0009   CAS 1983-0001-0009; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Yokuts
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots; California quail (Callipepla californica) top knot feathers; Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) feathers
Description Round, jar-shaped, bottleneck basket with flat base, flaring sides; Convex shoulder, and short neck; Design band (extends from lower sides to neck) in bracken fern roots and redbud consists of 4 motifs of red triangles stacked vertically and in zigzag pattern (arrow quiver design), all outlined in black (quail feather pattern); Quail topknot feathers and tanager feathers decorate edge of shoulder.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.1, Rim Diam = 10.0, Max Diam = 18.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1983-0001-0010   CAS 1983-0001-0010; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Sierra Miwok
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Calaveras, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Mono
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1930-1940
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Small round basket with flat base and rounded sides that curve inward toward rim; Woven in coiling technique over 3-rod foundation; Designs on side of basket include 4 large negative butterfly motifs, each enclosed within a diamond lattice network; Small crosses fill the open spaces between adjacent butterflies.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.1, Rim Diam = 10.0, Max Diam = 16.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1983-0001-0011   CAS 1983-0001-0011; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Achumawi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Modoc, Siskiyou, Shasta, Lassen
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; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Round basket with flat base, low shoulder, and gently in-curved sides; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining with 3-strand twining on base and around rim; Designs are in maidenhair fern in full-twist overlay and consist of geometric motif of triangles (possible variation of wolf's eye pattern) repeated 4 times on sides and dashed line around rim, all on background of bear grass.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.1, Rim Diam = 13.5, Max Diam = 17.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1983-0001-0012   CAS 1983-0001-0012; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bulrush (Scirpus sp.) roots
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides, sloping inward toward rim and forming wide mouth; Woven in single-rod coil; Design is in dyed bulrush root and consists of plain band and 3 solid triangles and base and 2 bands of 3 triangles each and 1 band of 3 truncated solid triangles around sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.2, Rim Diam = 17.2, Max Diam = 19.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1983-0001-0015   CAS 1983-0001-0015; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Western Mono or Yokuts
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Madera, Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Deep, round storage basket with flat base and vertical sides; Woven primarily in diagonal twining with plain twining on base and 2 rows of coiling around rim; Design is in redbud in diagonal twining and consists of 3 paired bands and 1 wider band on sides of basket; Lower coiled band on rim is woven entirely in redbud and upper coil includes two segments woven in redbud.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 21.1, Rim Diam = 22.5, Max Diam = 23.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1983-0001-0016   CAS 1983-0001-0016; Basketry goblet
Category Basketry
Object Name Basketry goblet
Culture Klamath
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Oregon
County Modoc, CA, Klamath, OR
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Tule or bulrush (Scirpus acutus) stems; Cattail (Typha latifolia) leaves
Description Goblet shaped basket consisting of two round baskets of unequal size, joined by a constricted neck; Upper basket has flat base and rounded sides and is woven primarily in 2-strand twining with 3-strand twining on bases; Supplementary warps extend from base to form neck, then expand to form flaring sides of lower basket; Designs on both baskets and neck are plain brown concentric bands.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 19.0, Rim Diam = 14.0, Max Diam = 15.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1983-0001-0017   CAS 1983-0001-0017; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Tubatulabal
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Tulare, Inyo
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Devil's claw (Martynia sp.) pods; Tree yucca [Joshua tree] (Yucca brevifolia) roots
Description Round, jar-shaped, bottleneck basket with flat base, curved sides, high and broad shoulder, and short neck; Woven over bundle foundation; Design is in devil's claw and yucca root and consists of 3 serrated-edged triangular motifs outlined in black on lower sides (arrow quiver pattern), double zigzag band (dragonfly pattern) and cross motifs on upper sides, band of crosses on shoulder, and plain band on rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.7, Rim Diam = 9.8, Max Diam = 16.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0011-0001   CAS 1984-0011-0001; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Achumawi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Modoc, Siskiyou, Shasta, Lassen
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Large round basket with flat base and rounded sides that curve inward slightly toward rim; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining with 3-strand twining on the base; Designs are woven in full-twist overlay technique and consist of 6 diagonal terraced zigzag lines rising from base to rim, 3 of which are flanked on either side by diagonal columns of stacked black triangles; Narrow black line encircles rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 18.2, Rim Diam = 23.5, Max Diam = 28.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0011-0002   CAS 1984-0011-0002; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Achumawi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Modoc, Siskiyou, Shasta, Lassen
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) shoots; Conifer roots; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round basket with flat base, lower body that flares to midlevel shoulder, and inward curving upper sides; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining with 3-strand twining on entire base; Designs on sides are in full-twist overlay and consist of large open, composite diamond motif comprising both positive and negative elements, repeated 4 times.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 21.5, Rim Diam = 26.5, Max Diam = 34.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0011-0003   CAS 1984-0011-0003; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round basket with flat base and flaring sides; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Design in bracken fern root consist of 6 concentric diamonds around upper sides, each consisting of a plain inner diamond and an outer diamond composed of small triangles (rattlesnake pattern).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.7, Max Diam = 26.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0001   CAS 1984-0013-0001; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Paiute or Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Oval basket with flat base and straight, flaring sides; Coiled on single-rod foundation; Designs in natural brown bracken fern roots include 2 long segments of a line along the long sides and band of widely spaced rectangular units on upper sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.7, Width = 17.0, Length = 18.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0002   CAS 1984-0013-0002; 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; Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax) leaves
Description Hemispherical woman's hat with flat base and rounded 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 in half-twist overlay and is divided into 3 registers; Concentric bands decorate the crown; Middle register contains bands of triangles and diamonds and rim register has single band of triangles.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.4, Max Diam = 18.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0004   CAS 1984-0013-0004; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Paiute
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Mono, Inyo, San Bernardino, CA, Douglas, Mineral, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides curving inward at rim; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Designs in dyed black bracken fern root include 4 pairs of narrow lines that radiate in the cardinal directions from the center of the base up to the rim and have cross-like devices at rim; Plain black band encircles outer perimeter of base and second line encircles side at mid-section.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.4, Rim Diam = 11.5, Max Diam = 14.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0005   CAS 1984-0013-0005; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Yokuts
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1920-1940
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round basket with flat base and flaring sides; Coiled on bundle foundation in spaced-stitch technique; Designs are in redbud and dyed bracken fern roots and include band of black triangles (alternately point up and down) on base, 3 parallel, single-coil bands on lower sides (2 in black and 1 in red), and band of black triangles (alternately pointing up and down) around upper side.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.1, Max Diam = 17.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0006   CAS 1984-0013-0006; Miniature burden basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Miniature burden basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early to mid 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Conifer roots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Miniature conical burden basket with pointed base and flaring sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with diagonal twining on base; Design is in split redbud and consists of 4 bands (1 with ticked edges, 1 of parallelograms, 1 double band of triangles [arrowhead pattern], and 1 double band of rectangles [deer back pattern]; 5th plain band just below rim is woven in conifer root.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 16.4, Max Diam = 18.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0007   CAS 1984-0013-0007; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Oval shaped basket with flat base, low shoulder, and rounded sides that curve inward toward rim; Coiled on single-rod foundation; Designs are in dyed (black) bracken fern roots and consist of z zigzag band around shoulder and 9 open diamonds on upper sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.3, Rim Diam = 11.5, Max Diam = 14.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0009   CAS 1984-0013-0009; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Paiute or Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Oval basket with flat base and gently curved, flaring sides; Coiled on single-rod foundation; Designs in dyed willow include a plain reddish-brown band on base; 4 black or green triangles around perimeter of base, plain black or green band around mid-section; and 7 black or green triangles around upper sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.6, Width = 16.7, Max Diam = 17.9, Length = 17.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0010   CAS 1984-0013-0010; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Paiute
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mono, Inyo, San Bernardino
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. mid 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides that slope inward from the base to the rim; Coiled on single-rod foundation; Designs on side consist of band of contiguous triangles in redbud and pendant from rim; Framing line below band is also in redbud.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.2, Rim Diam = 19.5, Max Diam = 13.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0012   CAS 1984-0013-0012; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Yokuts
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Shallow round basket with flat base and vertical sides; Coiled on bundle foundation; Designs are in redbud and consist of 2 single-coil parallel bands on base, 5-coil band around lower side, and 2 or 3-coil band around rim; Design on side consists of small tick marks (2 weft stitches) arranged to form 5 triangles.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.9, Max Diam = 23.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0013   CAS 1984-0013-0013; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Yokuts
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1920-1950
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Small round basket with flat base and vertical sides; Coiled on bundle foundation; Checkerboard pattern of rectangles on side is in redbud and is framed by upper and lower framing lines; Weft on one coil is either peeled redbud or peeled willow.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.7, Max Diam = 15.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0014   CAS 1984-0013-0014; 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 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 child's or young woman's hat with rounded base and curing sides; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and near rim; Design is in bear grass and woodwardia and maidenhair fern stems in half-twist overlay and is divided into 3 registers; crown has star pattern; Middle and rim registers have serrated-edged parallelograms with lineal units.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.6, Max Diam = 17.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0015   CAS 1984-0013-0015; 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
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides that curve inward slightly at rim; Woven primarily in plain twining with 3-strand twining on base and lattice twining on upper sides; Exterior design in bear grass in half-twist overlay consists of 2 bands of triangles and truncated triangles, separated by 2 lattice twined rows.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.5, Rim Diam = 22.0, Max Diam = 23.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0016   CAS 1984-0013-0016; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Paiute or Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded, in-curving sides; Coiled on single-rod foundation; design consists of 2 identical bands (central black line edged above and below in brown) just below the midlevel height and on upper sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.5, Rim Diam = 18.8, Max Diam = 23.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0017   CAS 1984-0013-0017; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Western Mono
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Madera, Fresno, CA
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1920-1940
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round storage basket with flat base and vertical sides; Woven primarily in diagonal twining with 3-strand twining on base; Warp rods (bent under at rim) and reinforcing rod around rim are coil-wrapped; Design is in redbud and consists of 3 parallel bands that alternate the dark (exterior) and light (interior) surfaces of split redbud weft; Final rim coil is woven entirely in redbud.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.9, Max Diam = 26.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0018   CAS 1984-0013-0018; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Western Mono
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Madera, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1900-1930
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots; Redbud
Description Oval-shaped basket with flat base and slightly flared sides; Woven over bundle foundation; Design on upper sides of long sides of basket is in redbud and consists of horizontal checkerboard band (3 registers high); Short ends of basket are undecorated.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.9, Width = 19.4, Max Diam = 35.4, Length = 35.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0019   CAS 1984-0013-0019; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Klamath
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Oregon
County Modoc, CA, Klamath, OR
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture late 1800s to early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Tule or bulrush (Scirpus acutus) stems; Cattail (Typha latifolia) leaves; Dyed porcupine quills
Description Large jar-shaped basket with flat base, slightly flared sides rising to pronounced shoulder, then rising vertically to wide mouth; Woven primarily in 2-strand twining with single row of 3-strand twining at juncture of base and side; Design is woven in 2-strand twining and secondarily in wrapped twining and consists of wide zigzag composed of stacked parallelograms in dyed tule; Each parallelogram contains small diamond in dyed (yellow) porcupine quills.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 19.7, Rim Diam = 17.5, Max Diam = ca. 23.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0020   CAS 1984-0013-0020; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Paiute, Sierra Miwok
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Calaveras, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Mono, CA, Douglas, Mineral, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round basket with flat base, curving sides, and high shoulder that tapers in toward rim; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Designs on side include 2 vertical, checkered zigzag columns and 2 vertical lines flanked by stacked triangles; Primary motifs alternate with broken segments of 3 bands (lower one of open diamonds, central one of zigzag line, and upper band of checkered pattern).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.9, Rim Diam = 18.8, Max Diam = 24.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0024   CAS 1984-0013-0024; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Paiute or Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Mono, Inyo, San Bernardino, CA, Douglas, Mineral, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Glass; Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots; Wire
Description Cylindrical basketry covering (originally held glass jar; See CAS 0569-0007) with flat base and straight sides; Woven in diagonal twining; Warp rods bent over at rim and coil-wrapped; Designs around mid-section consist of 3 plain bands, an upper and lower band in dyed orange willow and a central band in dyed black bracken fern root; Short wire loop handle wrapped in willow is attached to upper sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 14.3, Max Diam = 8.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0027   CAS 1984-0013-0027; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Sierra Miwok
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Calaveras, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Mono
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture late 1800s to early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Conifer roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round serving tray with flat base and gently curved, flaring sides; coiled on 3-rod foundation; Designs are in redbud and consist of 2 large motifs, each comprising triangles and rectangles, stacked diagonally to form 5 nested, terraced "V" shapes rising from center of basket to rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.2, Max Diam = 32.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0028   CAS 1984-0013-0028; Winnowing basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Winnowing basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round winnowing basket with round base and curved, flaring sides; Woven primarily in lattice twining with diagonal twining on base and plain twining and 3-strand twining at rim; Design is in split redbud in lattice twining on sides and includes 4 design bands (1 of "Z" shapes [deer back pattern], 2 with ticked edges, and 1 with triangles); 5th dashed band frames rim; Dau marks in each band.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.5, Max Diam = 40.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0029   CAS 1984-0013-0029; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Yokuts
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1920-1950
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round basket with flat base and flaring sides; Coiled on bundle foundation; Designs are in redbud and consists of 2 zigzag bands that encircle the sides of the basket.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.3, Max Diam = 33.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0030   CAS 1984-0013-0030; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Luiseño
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County San Diego
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Juncus rush (Juncus sp.) stems; Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems (?); Sumac (Rhus sp.) stems
Description Deep round bowl-shaped basket with flat base and flaring sides; Coiled on bundle foundation; Designs are in dyed juncus rush leaves and sumac shoots and consist of 3 bands, each with 4 terraced, open diamonds, arranged around sides of basket (lowest band begins on base and extends up lower sides).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.6, Max Diam = 40.2

Catalog Number CAS 1984-0013-0032   CAS 1984-0013-0032; Baby carrier / cradleboard
Category Basketry
Object Name Baby carrier / cradleboard
Culture Western Mono
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Madera, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) or sourberry (Rhus trilobata) shoots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots; Commercial cloth; Thread
Description Baby carrier consisting of flat, rectangular backboard and arched hoop support for sun shade; Backboard woven in diagonal twining; Hoop woven in plain twining; Bottom edge wrapped in white cloth; Black cloth looped along sides for tying baby inside carrier; Redbud designs consist of alternating bands of exposed warp rods and twined bands on backboard, and simple zigzag line on hoop; Carriers of this type are known as receiving cradles and are made before a child's birth and thus are lacking any gender-specific designs on the protective arch; Such cradles would be used for a baby's first three or four months, until he or she outgrew it.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 29.0, Width = 31.2, Length = 67.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0034   CAS 1984-0013-0034; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Yokuts
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1920-1950
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round mush boiler basket with flat base and gently curving vertical sides; Coiled on bundle foundation; designs are in redbud and dyed bracken fern roots and consist of 4 motifs of stacked, truncated triangles alternating with 4 wide, terraced V-shapes.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.7, Max Diam = 32.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0036   CAS 1984-0013-0036; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Western Mono or Yokuts
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Madera, Fresno, Tulare, CA
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round basket with rounded base and straight sides; Woven primarily in diagonal twining with 3-strand twining on base; Warps rods are bent under at rim and coil-wrapped and additional reinforcing rod on rim is also coil-wrapped; Designs are in redbud and consist of 3 parallel bands around upper sides; Final coil on rim is also woven in redbud.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 14.0, Max Diam = 22.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0037   CAS 1984-0013-0037; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Western Mono or Yokuts
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round mush boiler basket with flat base and gently curving, flaring sides; Coiled on bundle foundation; Designs are in dyed bracken fern roots and consists of 2 parallel bands of contiguous hour glass shapes(forming negative diamonds between adjacent hour glass shapes) on upper and lower sides of basket; Rim coil is finished in diagonal stitch.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.7, Max Diam = 30.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0039   CAS 1984-0013-0039; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Yokuts
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1920-1940
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Large, round basket with flat base and curving sides that slope inward slightly toward rim; Coiled on bundle foundation; Designs are in redbud and dyed bracken fern root and consists of 2 motifs, each repeated twice; First motif is vertical column of stacked diamonds inside large rectangle; Second motif is vertical column of stacked, terraced triangles above very wide, V-shaped design.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.5, Rim Diam = 36.9, Max Diam = 37.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0040   CAS 1984-0013-0040; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Yokuts
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round, squat, jar-shaped, bottleneck basket with flat base, high, wide shoulder, and short neck; Coiled on bundle foundation in spaced stitch technique; Design is in redbud and consists of band of negative diamonds (rattlesnake pattern) around sides and second band of same pattern around shoulder; Band of terraced rectangular units decorates the neck.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.4, Rim Diam = 15.0, Max Diam = 30.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0041   CAS 1984-0013-0041; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Yokuts
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1920-1950
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round bowl-shaped basket with flat base and flaring sides; Coiled on bundle foundation; Designs are in redbud and consist 2 concentric bands on base (1 plain band with 4 pendant triangles and 2nd band of equidistantly spaced triangles) and 3 parallel bands of contiguous triangles on sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.6, Max Diam = 26.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0042   CAS 1984-0013-0042; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Yokuts
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1920-1940
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round mush boiler basket with flat base and gently curved vertical sides; Coiled on bundle foundation; Designs on side of basket consist of 2 parallel negative zigzag bands (snake pattern) (upper one in bracken fern root and lower one in both redbud and bracken fern root), each band broken into 4 segments by 4 vertical columns of stacked triangles (2 in redbud, 2 in bracken fern roots).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.4, Max Diam = 30.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0043   CAS 1984-0013-0043; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. mid 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Mallard duck (Anas platyrhynchos) feathers; Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) feathers
Description Round basket with flat base and rounded sides that taper in slightly at rim; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Exterior is completely covered in feather work with pattern of 3 white (unidentified feather) with orange center (tanager feathers) on green background (mallard duck feathers).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 2.6, Rim Diam = 5.1, Max Diam = 5.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0044   CAS 1984-0013-0044; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Pomo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. mid 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Mallard duck (Anas platyrhynchos) feathers; Unidentified feathers
Description Round shallow basket with flat base and flaring sides; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Exterior is completely covered in feather work including green mallard duck feathers and unidentified white feathers; Pattern cannot be determined from extant feathers.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 1.6, Max Diam = 6.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0045   CAS 1984-0013-0045; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Western Mono
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Madera, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1920-1940
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems (?); Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round basket with flat base and flaring sides; Coiled on a bundle foundation; Designs are in redbud and dyed bracken fern roots and consist of vertical stripe (redbud) flanked on either side by 4 stacked triangles, the entire motif repeated 6 times around sides of basket; Rim coil is completed in diagonal stitch alternating willow and bracken fern root.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.7, Max Diam = 28.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0046   CAS 1984-0013-0046; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Maidu
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Plumas, Lassen
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture late 1800s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Conifer roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round mush boiler basket with flat base and flaring sides; Woven on 3-rod coil; Design is in split redbud shoots and consists of wide zigzag band comprising diagonally stacked parallelograms with pendant triangles on an upper and lower corner of each parallelogram, and 3 additional pairs of triangles pendant from rim.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 16.3, Max Diam = 33.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0047   CAS 1984-0013-0047; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Yokuts
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1920-1940
Collection Name N/A
Materials Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) stems; Sedge (Carex sp.) roots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots
Description Round basket with flat base and curved, vertical sides; Coiled on bundle foundation; Designs are in redbud and consist of wide band that starts on base and extends up lower sides, with upper edge terminating in triangles; Second design band around upper sides consists of 13 diamonds; Negative zigzag is formed between the two patterns.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.8, Max Diam = 31.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0049   CAS 1984-0013-0049; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Paiute or Washoe
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California, Nevada
County Placer, El Dorado, CA, Carson, Douglas, Washoe, NV
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Aniline dye
Description Round basket with flat base and straight, vertical sides; Coiled on single-rod foundation in spaced-stitch technique; Design is in dyed (green) willow and consists of plain band around mid-section.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.2, Max Diam = 25.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0050   CAS 1984-0013-0050; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Sierra Miwok
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Calaveras, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Mono
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture late 1800s to early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Bracken fern (Pteridium sp.) roots
Description Round basket with flat base and deep, flaring sides; Coiled on 3-rod foundation; Designs are in dyed bracken fern roots and consist of pair of parallel zigzag bands on upper sides.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.9, Max Diam = 32.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0052   CAS 1984-0013-0052; Winnowing basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Winnowing basket
Culture Yokuts
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots; Leather lacings
Description Ovoid-shaped winnowing basket; Woven in open, diagonal twining; Design is based upon alternate groupings of dark (redbud) and light (willow) warp rods, forming broad bands, and areas of exposed warp rods.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.0, Width = 35.5, Length = 45.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0053   CAS 1984-0013-0053; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Paiute
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Mono, Inyo, San Bernardino
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early to mid 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Commercial fabric
Description Scoop-shaped seed beater or parching tray truncated distal end; Woven primarily in spaced 2-strand plain twining (1st row of twining utilizes strip of cloth as weft) with spaced diagonal twining along distal end; Warp rods are bent over at distal end and coil-wrapped; Reinforcing rod along all edges is coil-wrapped; Lateral reinforcing rod on underside is coil-wrapped; No design.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.7, Width = 26.8, Length = 38.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0054   CAS 1984-0013-0054; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Yokuts
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture early 1900s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Willow (Salix sp.) shoots; Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) shoots; Wool (?) cordage
Description Deep round basket with flat base and slightly curving sides that rise vertically; Warp rods are bent over at rim and coil-wrapped, as is rim reinforcing rod; Woven in 2-strand, diagonal twining; Weft material on basket start is wool (?) cordage; Designs consist of alternating bands of red and cream color, corresponding to exterior and interior of split redbud shoots, respectively.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 30.5, Rim Diam = 38.5, Max Diam = 39.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0013-0055   CAS 1984-0013-0055; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Maidu
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County Plumas, Lassen
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture late 1800s
Col