Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small bowl
  • Pomo peoples
  • small bowl, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: California, United States
  • sedge root fiber, shell, beads, quail topknot feathers, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 4.5 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 3/4 x 4 5/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2109

The small round basket has two large dark triangles with jagged top edges, and two more dark blocks that look like the bottom portion of the triangles ended abruptly with the rim. There are small white shell discs with a whtie bead on both dark blocks at the rim (in two groups of three, but one set is missing). The bottom of the bowl has two large rectangles with a jagged edge and two lines of three jagged-edged triangles.

The remains of three quail topknot feathers probably decorated the entire rim at one point.