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Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians Artist

Basket, c. 1900
Grass and feathers and juncus
3 1/2 x 6 11/16 x 6 7/8 in. (8.89 x 16.99 x 17.46 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Jonathan Tibbet
Accession Number: P1119
Restricted hemispherical basket with a flat base. Made with coiled construction. Covered with white, grey, black and brown dappled feathers, with long, pointed black feathers around the outer rim.

Deer grass, juncus, sumac, and feathers

Like Pomo baskets (Cat. No. 103), this Cahuilla gift basket, or te-vin-ze-mal, is covered with feathers. Interestingly, the basket is woven with alternating tan and golden-brown circles that are visible only on its interior.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 88, fig. 305.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 3 1/2 x 6 11/16 x 6 7/8 in. (8.89 x 16.99 x 17.46 cm) Measured by Haave, Lilly

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