California Pomo coiled 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 plumes
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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