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Presentation Bowl

Overall: 20.7 x 44.6 cm (8 1/8 x 17 9/16 in.)
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This basket mingles 19th-century design features with 20th-century innovations, including the construction method.


This basket was made for the Euro-American collectors’ market in the early 1900s but it is modeled on basketry bowls from which the Timbisha (Panamint) Shoshone once served food. When used indigenously, the main view would have been of the interior. Made-for-sale baskets testify to Indigenous women’s truly creative, resilient responses to forces that endangered their livelihoods and existence.
Presentation Bowl

Presentation Bowl


Native North America, Great Basin, California, Death Valley, Timbisha (Panamint) Shoshone

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