Gift Bowl

c. 1900
Overall: 3 x 16.5 cm (1 3/16 x 6 1/2 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 Bowl

Gift Bowl

c. 1900

California, Pomo, 20th century

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