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Karuk or Hupa twined basket

before 1933
20th Century
3 in. x 4 5/8 in. (7.62 cm x 11.75 cm)

Native American, Native American

Object Type: Baskets
Creation Place: North America, United States, California
Medium and Support: Hazel or willow warp shoots; overlay of confier root, bear grass, maidenhair fern, and woodwardia fern dyed with alder bark
Credit Line: Gift of Mills College President Aurelia Henry Reinhardt
Accession Number: 1933.332
This could very well be Hupa, it's definitely from the Klamath River area, but from my research and conversations with Karuk weavers, when the dominant color is the woodwardia fern dyed with alder bark (the reddish brown) that is a signifier that it is a Karuk weaver.

Jesse Dutton-Kenny, Visiting Researcher, June 2022

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  • Height and diameter Dimensions: 3 x 4 5/8 in. (76.2 x 117.48 mm)

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