Burden Basket Model

Redbud, sedge; twined (plain twine) | 10.8 x 15cm | 1900

Mary Benson

Native Californians used working burden baskets, carried on the back with the aid of a tumpline that passed around the forehead, to carry all kinds of food and many other items. At the turn of the century, some weavers made scaled-down versions like ...
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