Wasco. <em>Globular Basket with Star Patterns</em>, 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)

Globular Basket with Star Patterns


Medium: Corn husks, wool

Geograhical Locations:

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)


Accession Number: 46.193.4

Image: 46.193.4_PS1.jpg,

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.

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