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Globular Basket with Star Patterns

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Corn husks, wool
DATES late 19th or early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 4 5/16 x 7 1/16 x 7 1/16 in. (11 x 17.9 x 17.9 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
CREDIT LINE Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Globular Wasco 'Sally' basket made from cornhusks and decorated primarily with large, colored, woolen star patterns. Although woven in Wasco style, it uses a Nez Perce design. The design of eight-point stars is made with yarn threads in a 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). Condition: overall condition is fragile with walls slightly collapsed and very buckled. Wool colors are faded.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION 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)
IMAGE overall, 46.193.4_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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