The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 26, 2024

Burden Basket Model

Burden Basket Model

Location: not on view


Native Californians used working burden baskets, carried on the back with the aid of a tumpline that passed around the forehead, to carry all kinds of food and many other items. At the turn of the century, some weavers made scaled-down versions like this one for use as cornucopias in table arrangements in American homes.
  • "Accessions." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 4, no. 4 (1917): 64-67. Mentioned: p. 65
  • {{cite web|title=Burden Basket Model|url=false|author=Mary Benson|year=1900|access-date=26 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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