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Karuk twined basket

1890-1930
20th Century
4 3/4 in. x 7 in. (12.07 cm x 17.78 cm)

Native American, Native American

Object Type: Baskets
Creation Place: North America, United States
Medium and Support: Hazel or willow warp shoots; conifer root weft; bear grass overlay
Credit Line: Found in Collection
Accession Number: 1969.86
It is hard to say whether it is definiteively Karuk, Yurok or Hupa - but it is definitely from the Klamath River tribes. Based on the dimensions, the materials used, the shape and the structure - as well as the single band of plain bear grass overlay design this makes me think this is a basket used in acorn soup/food preparation, but it doesn't have some of the other more distinctive markers.

Jesse Dutton-Kenny, Visiting Researcher, June 2022

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Exhibition List
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Dimensions
  • Height and diameter Dimensions: 4 3/4 x 7 in. (120.65 x 177.8 mm)


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