Diagonally twined carrying basket
Not on view
This basket from an Indigenous community in Northern California is likely the work of a highly skilled woman. Its form, materials, and inventive design convey the collaborative and sacred practice of the Pomo’s annual harvest. While baskets were used for both utilitarian and ceremonial purposes, the scale and condition of this example suggest it was produced for the market, or privately commissioned, to provide a livelihood for community members.
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