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Lidded Basket

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Hupa artist, Lidded Basket, ca. 1920, hazel, conifer root, woodwardia fern, and maidenhair fern, The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection, no known copyright restrictions, 91.95.55A,B

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Title

Lidded Basket

Artist

Hupa artist (Hupa)

Date

ca. 1920

Medium

hazel, conifer root, woodwardia fern, and maidenhair fern

Dimensions (H x W x D)

21 in x 18 in diam.

Collection Area

Native American Art

Category

California

Great Basin

Baskets

Object Type

basket

lid

Cultural Group

Hupa

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection

Accession Number

91.95.55A,B

Copyright

no known copyright restrictions

Terms

baskets

Coniferophyta

fern

filbert

Hupa

The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection

Description

Extremely large baskets were useful for storing plant materials that would later be processed into food. Lids on these storage baskets protected the materials inside from moisture and insects. This basket is typical of many Hupa baskets, with repetitive geometric motifs divided into horizontal registers encircling the entire basket.

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