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Mrs. Quatte (aka Mrs. Quatti)

Basket, 1914
Juncus and grass (plant material)
3 3/16 x 11 3/8 x 11 1/2 in. (8.1 x 28.89 x 29.21 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1202
Hemispherical basket with a flat base. Made with coiled construction. Buff six-pointed star on base. Tan geometric designs and brown and buff tessellate triangles on buff.

Deer grass, juncus, sumac, and palm

This traditional se-whal-lal basket incorporates several complex geometric designs. The use of filled diamonds, horned diamonds, and interconnected triangles was common in later Southern California baskets, as in this example.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 87, fig. 300.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 3 3/16 x 11 3/8 x 11 1/2 in. (8.1 x 28.89 x 29.21 cm) Measured by Haave, Lilly

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