Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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large bowl
  • Achomawi, Northern Maidu, or Shasta peoples
  • large bowl, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: California, United States
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 21 x 57 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 8 1/4 x 22 7/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2768

The large bowl has rounded sides and a rounded bottom. The inside field is light natural with brown decoration and the outside is the reverse, with a brown field and light natural decoration.
The interior has a light field and four pairs of brown triangles. There is a thin brown band near the rim with a thin band of brown and light natural checkerboard below. There are four chevrons, on the side, made of brown triangles, with a thin brown band down the middle. There is a thin brown band and checkerboard band at the bottom.