Agavaceae Yucca brevifolia Engelm.
Kawaiisu - Fiber, Basketry
Use documented by:
Zigmond, Maurice L., 1981, Kawaiisu Ethnobotany, Salt Lake City. University of Utah Press, page 69
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Scientific name: Yucca brevifolia Engelm.
USDA symbol: YUBAB2 (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Joshua Tree
Family (APG): Asparagaceae
Native American Tribe: Kawaiisu
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Basketry
Notes: Dark red rootstock core used as pattern material in coiled basketry. The core was split into strands, soaked and worked in with the coiling so that the color was always on the outside.
RECRD: 4485 id: 44007