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Mrs. Soto



Basket, 1914
Juncus and grass (plant material)
2 3/4 x 10 3/4 x 10 3/4 in. (7 x 27 x 27 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1219
Open cylindrical basket with flat a base. Coiled construction. Four black geometric designs and four orange geometric figures on buff-colored sides. "Mesquite bug" in black and orange on the base.

Materials
juncus, deer grass and sumac

Commentary
Cahuilla baskets used for serving food an parching seeds are known as se-whal-lal baskets.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection Catalog, 1976

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 38, fig. 84.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 2 3/4 x 10 3/4 x 10 3/4 in. (69.85 x 273.05 x 273.05 mm)

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