Rattlesnake Pattern Basket
ca. 1910
12" x 12" x 6"
Objects, tule using twine and coil techniques
Region: California
Culture: Yokut Culture
Basketry was the principal, and remains the only, manufacturing industry of the Yokuts. Both the coiled and the twined process are followed, but the better baskets, and by far the greater number, are coiled. The rattlesnake pattern design is coiled, and of the kind used for cooking liquid foods by means of heated stones.