- Museum number
Basket, mortar made of wicker.
Diameter: 14 centimetres (at base)
Diameter: 42 centimetres (at mouth)
Height: 18.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Freer label: "157. Mortar basket used by Yamhill Indians. Willamette Valley Oregon. A flat or slightly hollowed stone being used as a base. RWS".
Ethnography Department Christy Collection registration Slip: "Bucket shaped basket of brown wicker work without bottom. Placed on a stone and used to form the sides of a mortar for pounding seeds &c, the stone forming the bottom. Mortar Basket. Yam Hill Indians. Willamette Valley Oregon.".
Warps of willow shoots; weft of conifer root. Walls are plain twined; there were originally two bands in a darker material, forming a checkerboard design, which are now almost entirely obscured by dirt. Rim is finished by braiding the tops of the warps. At the bottom there are several rows of three strand braiding to strengthen the bottom, and a reinforcing rod flashed on. There are four pieces of rawhide, two on each side, looped through the top of the basket
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1900C3.92 (old CDMS no.)