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Mrs. Quatte (aka Mrs. Quatti)

Basket, 1914
Juncus and grass (plant material)
5 5/16 x 16 5/8 x 16 9/16 in. (13.49 x 42.23 x 42.07 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1264
Open cylindrical basket with a flat base. Coiled construction. Tan bands divide the basket into four segments: black bows, arrows and frets, and tan swastikas below the bows and arrows. Buff background and tan base.

Deer grass, juncus, and sumac

The ka-put-mal basket form was often used for storing or preparing food and as a mixing bowl.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 37, fig. 76.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 5 5/16 x 16 5/8 x 16 9/16 in. (13.49 x 42.23 x 42.07 cm) Measured by Haave, Lilly

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