Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Pomo peoples
  • basket, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: California, United States
  • plant fiber, shell beads, weaving
  • Object Height/Width: 11.5 x 19.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 1/2 x 7 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2359

The globular woven basket has a point in the center medium brown field. It has dark brown decorative bands that consist of a bottom band of two rows of triangles, another band of parallelograms, and two rows of parallelograms with each row pointing a different direction. The top band is a band of connected "N's." There are small shell disc beads at regular intervals on this band.