Very fine weave Pomo basket with white bead drops and abalone shell. Fully beaded shell rim. Under the name Pomo are some 30 little tribes. The tribes which made these baskets live in Lake Sonoma and Mendocino counties, and are examples of their best work. The materials used are California sedge, nut pine, black rooted sedge, Sitka willow, Douglass spruce beaked hazel, California flax, red fir, poison oak, bracken, bullrush, nutmeg, Oregon grape, syringa, maiden-hair fern, digger pine, green briar, willow, redbud, bracken, calycanthus and hazelnut.
PERIOD: Late 19th Century ORIGIN: California - Pomo, Native American
SIZE: 3" x 9"