Wakchumne Yokuts Polychrome Basket
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Item available for viewing at the Whitehawk Antiques Show - Santa Fe, NM
Yokuts Polychrome Bottleneck Basket with four groups of men and women holding hands with crosses in joined hands. Diamonds in between each male/female group. Rattlesnake band below humans and on top of basket shoulder. Remnants of quail topknots on outer rim. Crosses encircle base of rim.
Attributed to Mary Dick Topino “Mrs. Britches” (1868-1923)
16-18 spi/11cpi. Excellent Condition.