Nov 11, 2010
Nov 11, 2010
Nov 11, 2010

Gift Basket

Gift Basket

c. 1895

Bulrush, Sedge with Mallard and Meadowlak Feathers, and clam shells; Coiled (3 rods)

Diameter: 12.1 x 4.5 cm (4 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.)

Presented by William Albert Price in memory of Mrs. William Albert Price 1917.523



Although this basket probably was not made for native use, the feathered basket is based on an older type that was exchanged among natives as a treasured gift on such occasions as ceremonies that marked the stages of life. The feathers and shell beads are symbols of prestige and wealth.

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