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Mrs. Dominguez

Basket, c. 1910
Juncus and grass (plant material)
x 13 3/4 in. ( x 35 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1305
Hemispherical basket with a rounded base. Coiled construction. Collector Emil Steffa describes the design as "Black figures with white centers--fruit of the cactus as it grows on the leaf; smaller figures--light and dark colored acorns." Designs are black and brown on buff background.

juncus, deer grass and sumac

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 33 (illustrated/bw) fig. 55.
Described by Emil Steffa in "Basket Makers of the Coachella Valley," 1927.

Depicted on this basket are Cahuilla food sources--cacti bearing black fruit; and acorns represented as black and gold-brown diamonds.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection Catalog, 1976

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