juncus, deer grass, sumac and dye
Five colors are used in this particularly fine example. The purple is not ttaitional in Cahuilla basketry, and it may have been produced with a commercial dye or with berries.
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 84 (illustrated/bw) fig. 286.
The Basket is in the Roots. Teaching Museum, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, February 3 - June 9, 2006.
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