Pomo miniature basket, round

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Pomo miniature basket, round

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1 1/2" diameter, 1/2" high

woven out of sedge and dyed bulrush

excellent condition

circa 1900

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(B0991)

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The Pomo Indians live between the Pacific Ocean and Clear Lake, California. Their land was bountiful, with fish, animals, plants, berries etc. readily available. This allowed them the time and the materials to weave utilitarian and fancy baskets, both for themselves and for trade with others. They wove in many different styles, utilizing many different weaving techniques, including twining, plaiting, and coiling and varieties of each (such as single-rod and three-rod coiling). Their baskets are recognized as being among the finest in the world.

This particular basket is a miniature. It was woven by a skilled weaver, most probably for the challenge of doing so as it is extremely difficult to prepare materials and coil at this scale. The stitch count is approximately 52 stitches per inch, 8 coils per inch. Incredible weave!