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Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians Artist

Basket, c. 1890
Juncus and grass (plant material)
4 5/8 x 7 7/16 x 7 1/8 in. (11.75 x 18.89 x 18.1 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Levi Chubbuck
Accession Number: P1137
Restricted hemispherical basket with a flat, buff-colored base. Made with coiled construction. Black line squares form a geometric radial design on the brown-orange background.

Deer grass, juncus, and sumac

Traditional gift baskets, or te-vin-ze-mal, like this example were small and round. They are decorated with vertically-placed geometric designs. The first several coils are wrapped with sumac.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 82, fig. 273.

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P1135 and P1137 are both noted as being Chubbuck number 2 on old cataloging cards.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 4 5/8 x 7 7/16 x 7 1/8 in. (11.75 x 18.89 x 18.1 cm) Measured by Haave, Lilly

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