Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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feathered basket
  • Pomo peoples
  • feathered basket, 1930–1940?
  • Where object was made: California, United States
  • meadowlark feathers, mallard feathers, quail feathers, plant fiber, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 9 x 34 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 1/2 x 13 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2142

The outside surface of the wide shallow coiled bowl is covered with feathers. The field is yellow, and there are dark leaf-like shapes. The rim was originally decorated with quail topknot feathers. It is 3-rod coiled.