Sedge with mallard, meadowlark, and quail feathers, and shells; coiled (3 rods)
Overall: 3.5 x 17.5 cm (1 3/8 x 6 7/8 in.)
Gift of Mrs. J. E. Bauerschmidt 1959.384
Gallery 231- Native North American Basket Rotation
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.
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