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Culture Pomo
Title Basket
Date Ca. 1900
Medium Fiber
Dimensions Object: 6 × 12 1/4 in. (15.2 × 31.1 cm)
Overall: 6 x 12 1/4 in. (15.2 x 31.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Henry R. Hope, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 72.16.1

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About this Work

Known for their weaving, the Pomo of Northern California are comprised of what were once separate groups speaking a number of different languages. The basketry of the Pomo is unusual in that it is created by both men and women.

Baskets are made for both daily and ceremonial purposes. While both genders create baskets there are some differences in the types, with women historically making ceremonial baskets as well as those needed for cooking and the household and men making baskets for hunting and fishing.

Provenance research is ongoing for this and many other items in the Eskenazi Museum of Art permanent collection. For more information about the provenance of this artwork, please contact the department curator with specific questions.

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"Basket | Collections Online." Collections Online. Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University, 2024.