Burden Basket Model

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Native Californians used working burden baskets, carried on the back with the aid of a tumpline that passed around the forehead, to carry all kinds of food and many other items. At the turn of the century, some weavers made scaled-down versions like this one for use as cornucopias in table arrangements in American homes.
Burden Basket Model

Burden Basket Model


Mary Benson

(Yokayo Pomo, 1877–1930)
California, Pomo, Late 19th- Early 20th century

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