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sedge, redbud, brackenfern root, grass, and quail feathers
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
9 in x 14 1/2 in
- Collection Area
Native American Art
- Object Type
- Cultural Group
- Credit Line
The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection
- Accession Number
no known copyright restrictions
The Yokuts are some forty to sixty linguistically related tribal groups that historically lived in the San Joaquin valley and adjacent Sierra Nevada foothills of California. They made a variety of coiled basketry forms, including jars with distinct flat shoulders and short, vertical necks. Figurative and representational motifs woven in red and black were common, as were the quail topknots that adorned many Yokuts baskets. The interlocking diamond pattern on the shoulder of this basket is meant to represent a rattlesnake.