Plaque

Plaque

Early 1900s
Artist
Annie Boone, Pomo, about 1889 - about 1960
Work Locations: California
Culture
Pomo | Upper Lake | Lake County | California
plaque
Plant fiber, feathers, abalone, and clams shell
Gift of R. B. Bernard
1942.414

Annie Boone (Pomo), Plaque, early 1900s. Plant fiber, feathers, abalone, and clams shell; ¾ (h) x 10⅝ (diam) in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of R. B. Bernard, 1942.414

This object is currently on view
Dimensions
height: 3/4 in, 1.9050 cm; diameter: 10 5/8 in, 26.9875 cm
Department
Native Arts
Collection
Indigenous Arts of North America
Considered among the finest weavers in native America, Pomo women carefully collect and prepare plant material and the colorful feathers of birds such as the woodpecker, meadowlark, and mallard to use in their coiled baskets. As the weaver builds the basket she catches each feather with a stitch and often completely covers the surface of the basket with feathered designs. She might also add beads made of glass or of white clam shell. Such elaborate pieces are crafted for ceremonies or simply to show the creativity and skill of the weaver.
Known Provenance
Annie Boone [about 1889 - about 1960], Habematolel and Upper Lake, Lake County, CA. R. B. Bernard, before 1942; Denver Art Museum, 1942.