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Karok Baskets

KAROK BASKETS

November 22, 2019

The basketry process of the Karok is always twining. The usual materials are hazel rod for the warp, roots of the digger or the yellow pine for the weft, and Xerophyllum grass for white overlay. The basket maker uses bark of the maidenhair fern for black, and fibers from...
FISH WEIR ACROSS TRINITY RIVER - HUPA

FISH WEIR ACROSS TRINITY RIVER - HUPA

November 15, 2019

The Hupa, like many tribes in the area, fished for salmon in the Klamath and Trinity rivers. One of the methods they used to capture fish was the fish weir, which tribal members would maintain. A fisherman stands on...
Achomawi Basket Maker

The Achomawi Basket Maker

November 12, 2019

The Achomawi, or Pit River Indians, produce baskets only by the process known as twining, which is true weaving, never by coiling, which is actually a sewing process. In general their baskets have bottoms and sides slightly rounded, openings broad, and depth...