Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wedding basket
  • unknown Pomo maker
  • wedding basket, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: California, United States
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 33 x 50 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 13 x 19 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2295

The large globular basket has medium brown fibers. The decorative bands consist of: a large scale checkerboard near the rim followed by a smaller scale checkboard. There are two thicker bands of oblique zigzags or lightning bolts, another band of checkerboard near the bottom, and a larger scale checkerboard on the bottom.