Gift Basket

1895
Diameter: 5 x 11.6 cm (1 15/16 x 4 9/16 in.)
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These baskets were probably created to be sold to non-Indian collectors and tourists. The feathered basket, however, is based on an older type that was given as a treasured gift on various occasions, including ceremonies that marked the stages of life (birth, puberty, marriage, and so forth).
Gift Basket

Gift Basket

1895

California, Pomo, Lytton Springs, Alexander Valley, late 19th-early 20th century

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