Cultural Burdens Basket
Arts of the Americas
On View: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, Beyond Borders and Boundaries, 20th and 21st Centuries
Hemp, waxed linen thread, reed, hickory, red and yellow cedar bark, black ash, yucca, white oak bark, silk thread, sinew, pine needles, wood beads, and deer hide
7 × 12 3/4 × 12 3/4 in. (17.8 × 32.4 × 32.4 cm) (show scale)
Lent by Suzanne M. And Brian L. Smith
Carol Emarthle-Douglas (Northern Arapaho-Seminole, born 1959). Cultural Burdens Basket, 2016. Hemp, waxed linen thread, reed, hickory, red and yellow cedar bark, black ash, yucca, white oak bark, silk thread, sinew, pine needles, wood beads, and deer hide
, 7 × 12 3/4 × 12 3/4 in. (17.8 × 32.4 × 32.4 cm). Lent by Suzanne M. And Brian L. Smith, L2019.4 (Photo: , CUR.L2019.4_view01.jpg)
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Coiled basket decorated with the figures of eleven women from different tribes carrying on their backs, three-dimensional burden baskets and cradles in the traditional style of their tribes. Every basketry technique is represented in the work, which is a duplicate of the basket that won Best of Show at the 2015 Santa Fe Indian Market.
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