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Mrs. Lopez

Basket, 1914
Juncus and grass (plant material)
2 9/16 x 10 3/16 x 10 3/16 in. (6.51 x 25.88 x 25.88 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1319
Slightly flared cylindrical basket with a flat base. Coiled construction. Black and brown designs on buff. Rattlesnake around sides, and an eight-petaled flower on the base.

Deer grass, juncus, and sumac

Neither the once-popular rattlesnake motif nor the flower motif was traditional. This basket also uses bundle foundation coils instead of the traditional three-rod foundation. It substitutes Juncus for devil's claw for the black design.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 90, fig. 318.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 2 9/16 x 10 3/16 x 10 3/16 in. (6.51 x 25.88 x 25.88 cm) Measured by Martin, Jack

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