Our Native American basket collection has a wide variety of styles from many tribes. the main focus is on Cradle Baskets [huup] made from Sourberry shoots, split winter redbud, split sedge roots, chaparral [buckbrush] shoots, yarn red earth pigments and leather. Cradle Baskets are still used today for a newborn up to two years old.
“I had a doll basket, my Hoochi – that’s my father’s mother – made one for me. When I stayed at the mission [school in North Fork] we used to get dolls for Christmas. I would bring it home and put it in my doll basket and play like I had a baby – Ruby Pomona, Western Mono