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Puberty Basket

Puberty Basket


Coiled, quail and woodpecker feathers, shell, abalone

Overall: 21.5 x 45.5 cm (8 7/16 x 17 15/16 in.)

Presented by William Albert Price in memory of Mrs. William Albert Price 1917.501


This fine basin is based on a traditional form of basket that the Pomo used for ceremonial washing during puberty rituals.

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