Attributed to Sarah Mayo, with staggered registers of flame-like motifs in contrasting colors. height 3 1/2in, diameter 6 3/8in
The attribution to Sarah Mayo has been made by Marvin Cohodas. In a document accompanying the basket Cohodas writes: "The three rod Washoe degikup pictured below, with designs in redbud and bracken fern on a plain willow ground may be tentatively attributed to Sarah Jim Mayo of Carson Valley. Sarah Mayo was one of the most innovative Washoe weavers, and is probably responsible for introducing representational designs to the style. She also wove purely geometric designs, including this adaptation of a pattern made famous by Louis Keyser (Dat so la lee). This basket appears to be one of her earlier works, probably woven between 1900 and 1910."