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Plaque

Tray

Object Number:16239
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hopi
Provenience: Arizona
Third Mesa
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Yucca
Rabbit Brush
Sumac
Technique:Basketry
Wicker
Woven
Plaited
Iconography:Thunder bird
Outside Diameter:21 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. S. Weir Mitchell, 1894

Description

Small, circular wicker plaque/tray. Rabbit brush weft and sumac warp. Six rod warps in center, finished with two rods. Rim bound with yucca. Described as being used in Snake Dance and used for holding Kunque. Central brown disc surrounded by four birds, possibly eagles.

Bibliography:

[Book] Whiteford, Andrew H. 01 Aug 1988. Southwestern Indian Baskets: Their History and Their Makers.. School of American Research Press. General Reference : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 149View Objects related to this General Reference

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