Globular Basket with Star Patterns
Arts of the Americas
Corn husks, wool
late 19th or early 20th century
4 5/16 x 7 1/16 x 7 1/16 in. (11 x 17.9 x 17.9 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund
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Wasco. Globular Basket with Star Patterns, late 19th or early 20th century. Corn husks, wool, 4 5/16 x 7 1/16 x 7 1/16 in. (11 x 17.9 x 17.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund, 46.193.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 46.193.4_PS1.jpg)
overall, 46.193.4_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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The object is a globular, Wasco, 'Sally' basket made from cornhusks, its main decorations being large colored woolen star patterns. Although woven in Wasco style, it uses a Nez Perce design. The overall condition of the basket is fragile with walls slightly collapsed and very buckled. Wool colors are faded.
Design is eight point stars. It is made with yarn threads, full-twist overlay technique. Appears part Shasta - part Plateau in style on a corn workbag. The rest of the design is sturgeon -back (showing the skeleton as if looking down on the fish).
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