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Mrs. Quatte (aka Mrs. Quatti)

Basket, 1914
Juncus (plant material)
5 11/16 x 14 9/16 x 14 1/2 in. (14.45 x 36.99 x 36.83 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1253
Open cylindrical basket with a flat base. Coiled construction. Nine-pointed black-outlined star on buff on the base, and a row of small black zigzags on buff around the rim.

The ka-put-mal or "carrying basket," often used in conjunction with a carry net, may also store food.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 35, fig. 64.

Deer grass and juncus

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  • Overall Dimensions: 5 11/16 x 14 9/16 x 14 1/2 in. (14.45 x 36.99 x 36.83 cm) Measured by Cornejo-Reynoso, Aitzin

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