Sunday, January 26, 2014

Dream Weaver

6.5" x 9.5"
This basket is from the Pomo tribe of Central California.  They were primarily given as gifts to express esteem or high prestige.
They were ornamented with feathers, mother of pearl, and clam shell beads, a tradition that dates back thousands of years.
Sadly, there are not many of the early ones left because they were usually burned after the passing of the owner.

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