Large Coiled Basket (Dop-pim-lo-lom)
Arts of the Americas
On View: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, The United States on the World Stage, 1865–1930
This coiled basket is an early version of an innovative bicolor style whose creation was stimulated by the growing market for California Native-made baskets. The diagonal brown and red designs accentuate the basket’s rounded walls. The piece’s pristine condition indicates that it was made for sale at a time of extreme hardship for Native people in California, when women wove and sold baskets to collectors to help support their families.
Maple, bracken fern root, redbud bark
late 19th or early 20th century
5 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (14.6 x 31.8 x 31.8 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1908, Museum Collection Fund
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Maidu. Large Coiled Basket (Dop-pim-lo-lom), late 19th or early 20th century. Maple, bracken fern root, redbud bark, 5 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (14.6 x 31.8 x 31.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1908, Museum Collection Fund, 08.491.8742. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.08.491.8742.jpg)
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