Gambling Tray

A work made of plant fibers.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of plant fibers.

Date:

c. 1900

Artist:

Yokuts
Central California, United States

About this artwork

Games of chance were played by many of California's indigenous peoples. This gambling tray would have been used for huuchuish, a game of dice played exclusively by women in which eight walnut-shell dice were thrown and sticks were used to keep score. The dice, score sticks, and participants are depicted in the circular design woven into this tray.

On View

Arts of the Americas, Gallery 136

Artist

Yokuts

Title

Gambling Tray

Origin

Central California

Date

1895–1905

Medium

Plant fibers

Dimensions

5.1 × 61 cm (2 × 24 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mrs. Leonard S. Florsheim, Jr.

Reference Number

1994.312

Extended information about this artwork

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