Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small basket
  • Pomo peoples
  • small basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: California, United States
  • plant fiber, beads, shell, quail feathers, coiling
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 2 x 7.5 x 14.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3/4 x 2 15/16 x 5 11/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0969

This is an oblong, one-rod coiled basket. It is brown with dark triangles. There are groups of three white shell beads on the rim, set with light blue beads, and remnants of quail feathers on the rim at one end.