Willow, devil's claw, yucca root; coiled ( 3 rods)
Overall: 20.7 x 44.6 cm (8 1/8 x 17 9/16 in.)
Presented by William Albert Price in memory of Mrs. William Albert Price 1917.499
This basket mingles 19th-century design features with 20th-century innovations, including the construction method.
This basket was made for the Euro-American collectors’ market in the early 1900s but it is modeled on basketry bowls from which the Timbisha (Panamint) Shoshone once served food. When used indigenously, the main view would have been of the interior. Made-for-sale baskets testify to Indigenous women’s truly creative, resilient responses to forces that endangered their livelihoods and existence.
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