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Gift Bowl

c. 1895
Overall: 6 x 13 cm (2 3/8 x 5 1/8 in.)
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To allow spirits to circulate freely in a basket, some California weavers provide a spirit door: an intentional design irregularity that can be as subtle as a tiny break in a stitch or as obvious as a feather or a bead of a different color. The single green bead in this superb gift basket may be such a portal.
Gift Bowl

Gift Bowl

c. 1895

California, Wappo, late 19th- early 20th century

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