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willow, redbud, brackenfern root, and grass
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
8 1/4 in x 14 1/2 in diam.
- Collection Area
Native American Art
- Object Type
- Cultural Group
- Credit Line
The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection
- Accession Number
no known copyright restrictions
This basket is a round-walled variety of the Washo fancy basket (it is called degikup). The design on the basket is organized by a meandering band of patterns known as matcati le'lup (arrowhead opposed), referring to the triangles on the corners of the zigzag band. This band isolates large open areas that are filled with free-floating designs: eight-pointed stars, checkerboard diamonds, and notably, a standing figure with a hat and large hands.