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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Native American; American Indian; Yokuts
Title:Basket
Type:Container
Materials:Plant fibers
Place Made:North America; United States
Measurements:Overall: 6 11/16 x 14 x 16 1/16 in.; 16.9863 x 35.56 x 40.7988 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1989.25.2
Credit Line:Gift of Elizabeth C. Small (Class of 1949)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

This object is under review for NAGPRA-sensitivity.

Recent updates to NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) require consent from lineal descendants and/or affiliated Native American Tribes or Native Hawaiian Organizations before displaying or researching cultural items. We have removed the public image of this belonging until we can learn more about the wishes of the descendants of those who made it or affiliated Tribal officials.

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Description:
Large, oblong shape with brown and black stripes of geometric decoration, known as a rattlesnake design, on the interior and exterior.

Tags:
indigenous people; Native American

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