Work baskets like this one were used in the preparation of the staple of the Northern California Native American diet; acorn mush. The basket was placed in a stone mortar and after treatment and leaching the acorn flower was pounded in the mortar with baskets like this one holding the flour (mush) in place. The tribal homeland of the Native American who made this basket is near the Mouth of the Trinity and Klamath Rivers. This basket is from a Northern California collection. This item is guaranteed to be authentic and in the condition described.
The item "Antique Hupa, Karuk or Yurok Native American Basket Mortar Hopper 13s x 4 1/2h" is in sale since Tuesday, August 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Baskets". The seller is "merugman" and is located in Pinole, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.