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Fat Girl

Basket, 1914
Juncus and grass (plant material)
3 1/2 x 10 x 10 in. (9 x 25 x 25 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1218
Cylindrical basket with a flat base. Coiled construction. Black swastikas and black and buff tessellate on the base.

juncus, deer grass and sumac

The animals depicted on the sies of this basket are camels. There was an attempt to use them as beasts of burden in the Coachella valley in the early 1900s.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection Catalog, 1976

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 33, fig. 50.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 3 1/2 x 10 x 10 in. (8.89 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm)

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