Wedding Basket

A work made of plant fibers, feathers, and glass and clamshell beads.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of plant fibers, feathers, and glass and clamshell beads.

Date:

c. 1895

Artist:

Pomo
Northern California, United States

About this artwork

Given to a bride at her betrothal, twined dowry baskets are some of the largest and most complex objects woven by Pomo artists. The basic pattern of this basket includes different sizes of serrated design motifs that are animated with topknot feathers from the California quail, imported glass beads, and indigenous clamshell beads.

On View

Arts of the Americas, Gallery 136

Artist

Pomo

Title

Wedding Basket

Origin

California

Date

1890–1900

Medium

Plant fibers, feathers, and glass and clamshell beads

Dimensions

61 × 63.5 cm (24 × 25 in.)

Credit Line

Mrs. Leonard S. Florsheim, Jr., Endowment; African and Amerindian Art Purchase Fund

Reference Number

2000.323

Extended information about this artwork

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