late 19th, early 20th century
3.5 in DEEP
(8.89 cm DEEP)
Klamath River

Baskets, bowls for eating soup "Twined with design in beargrass. Two elevated rows of three-ply twined weaving at center and one at base. Fair - good condition.(Reggiardo,1/79)[vv,6/91]

From the History Information Station: "Object: Basket made by twining. The materials used are split pine root, with bear grass for the overlay design. It was collected among the lower Klamath River peoples, and dates to the late 19th or early 20th century. The basket was acquired by the Oakland Public Museum in 1911.History: The Klamath River peoples used a variety of pots and pans and dishes; however, their eating and cooking utensils were all baskets. This is a bowl in which an individual portion or acorn mush is served. The size and decoration of each eating basket was determined by the sex and age of the person to use it. This basket is appropriate for use by a young girl."

Used: food service | Girl

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