Burden Basket Model

Burden Basket Model


Redbud, sedge; twined (plain twine)

Overall: 10.8 x 15 cm (4 1/4 x 5 7/8 in.)

Presented by William Albert Price in memory of Mrs. William Albert Price 1917.486



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.

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