CALIFORNIA TRIBAL ARTS

FOOD GATHERING & PREPARATION
Upper left: SEED BEATER (Miwok, Western Mono, Maidu). Twined of willow and redbud, approx. 12 - 16" long. #207.

Upper right: GATHERING BASKET (Miwok). Twined of willow and redbud, sealed with soaproot glue, approx. 18" diameter, 23" long. #201.

Left: SOAPROOT BRUSH. (Miwok or Western Mono). Made from the fiber and pulp of the soaproot plant (approx. 4 - 7" long. #402

Below: ACORN DOUGH CARRIER. (Maidu). Used to transport acorn dough, and once used was discarded. Made of a netting of maple bark with maple leaves layered between; approx. 15" diameter. #410.




Above: ACORN SOUP WHIP. (Miwok, Maidu). Scraped dogwood branch tip used to mix acorn during the cooking process, approx. 12" long. #404.

Above right: ACORN FLOUR KNOCKER. (Miwok, Maidu). A buckeye knot used to loosen acorn meal from the sifting tray; approx. 6 - 8" long . #403.

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