Gift Basket

c. 1895
Diameter: 12.1 x 4.5 cm (4 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.)
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Although this basket probably was not made for native use, the feathered basket is based on an older type that was exchanged among natives as a treasured gift on such occasions as ceremonies that marked the stages of life. The feathers and shell beads are symbols of prestige and wealth.
Gift Basket

Gift Basket

c. 1895

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

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