Pomo coiled oval basket with clamshell beads and quail plumespre 1890
3 in. x 11 1/2 in. (7.62 cm x 29.21 cm)
Native American, Native American
Object Type: Baskets
Creation Place: North America, United States, California
Medium and Support: Plant fiber, clamshell beads, quail feathers
Credit Line: Gift of an Anonymous Donor
Accession Number: 1945.139
Made for ceremonies, oval shape traditionally restricted to healers. Clamshell bead date the work to pre 1809, when Pomo tribe started buying glass beads from traders. Feathers are individual quail plumes.
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Exhibition ListThis object was included in the following exhibitions:
- State of Convergence Mills College Art Museum , 1/22/2020 - 2/23/2020
Bibliography ListThis object has the following bibliographic references:
- Stephanie Hanor, ed. State of Convergence. State of Convergence Mills College Art Museum. Oakland, CA, 2020
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