California Pomo coiled basket with clamshell beads and quail plumes
3 in. x 11 1/2 in. (7.62 cm x 29.21 cm)
North America, United States, California
Medium and Support:
Plant fiber, clamshell beads, quail plumes
Gift of an Anonymous Donor
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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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
This object has the following bibliographic references:
Stephanie Hanor, ed.
State of Convergence.
State of Convergence
Mills College Art Museum.
Oakland, CA, 2020