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)
Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund
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.
This item is not on view
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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