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Maker(s):Anonymous
Culture:Native American; Washoe
Title:Degikup Basket
Date Made:1885-1935
Type:Container
Materials:willow, bracken fern, red bud
Place Made:United States; Great Basin and Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains; Northern California; Northern Nevada border
Measurements:2 1/2 x 4 3/8 in. diameter top; 6.35 x 11.1125 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1997.33.2
Credit Line:Gift of Wilnor N. Weck, class of 1937
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art
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Description:
This small degikup basket was woven for the tourist trade around the Lake Tahoe area. Its coiled white background is created out of dried willow branches, whereas its dark zigzag motif is woven from dried bracken fern and red bud. These materials create dark red and brown or black motifs common in degikup basketry. AP2018

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baskets

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