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Doctor's Basket, Canoe- shaped

Doctor's Basket, Canoe- shaped

1890

Coiled, with shell and yellow glass beads

Overall: 14.5 x 44 cm (5 11/16 x 17 5/16 in.)

Presented by William Albert Price in memory of Mrs. William Albert Price 1917.480

Description

Oblong baskets like this one, which range in size from miniatures to examples more than four feet long, are sometimes said to have been used by native doctors to store medicines and paraphernalia such as rattles. This one, however, probably was made not for native use but for sale to a turn-of-the-century collector.

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