Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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burden basket or pack basket
  • Achomawi, Northern Maidu, or Shasta peoples
  • burden basket or pack basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: California, United States
  • plant fiber, cord, rawhide, wood, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 46 x 51 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 18 1/8 x 20 1/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2769

The conical basket has a wooden rim, stitched on with rawhide and a woven cord strap or tumpline. The basket is brown with a single band of light natural right triangles near the rim and bands of light natural zigzag or sawtooth pattern over the remainder.