POMO OVAL GIFT BASKET
Early 20th century
Width: 23 ⅞ in (60.5 cm)
Sedge root, bulrush root, willow, beads
Very good condition for an object of this type and age. Scattered breaks and small losses. A number of buttons are missing or loose. Interior with staining. Wear to black pattern on outside and underside.
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George Terasaki, New York, probably acquired in the 1960s
This tightly-woven coil basket exhibits a beautiful zig-zagging pattern, accentuated by delicate beads. The graceful shape of the basket itself adds to its harmonious aesthetic. In Pomo communities, both men and women alike are basket makers, although in general women weave the coiled, twined or feathered baskets used for cooking or storing food.