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Artifact of the Week

Twined bichrome cylindrical lidded basket, also called a “Sally Bag,” Columbia Plateau, possibly Wasco-Wishram Hemp, corn husk, natural dye, doe skin, cotton thread ca. 1885, North America “Sally Bags” are flexible cylindrical baskets common in Columbia Plateau weaving. These baskets had a loop which… Continue Reading “Artifact of the Week”

Artifact of the Week

Walpi Polychrome pottery bowl, unsigned, Hopi clay, slip, natural paints ca. 1920, North America Rich in iron, Hopi clay pottery can fire from cream to light red in color. Early nineteenth century pottery used a white slip casting underneath the painted decoration, which is… Continue Reading “Artifact of the Week”