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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
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 46.193.4
CREDIT LINE Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Wasco (Native American). 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
IMAGE overall, 46.193.4_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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).
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (75%)
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