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Mescalero Apache Artist

Basket, c. 1905
Leaf and wood (plant material)
4 x 22 1/4 x 22 13/16 in. (10.16 x 56.52 x 57.94 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, New Mexico
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Levi Chubbuck
Accession Number: P1451
Hemispherical basket with a flat base. Coiled construction. Four-part geometric design in shades of green and brown on buff.

Willow stem, narrow leaf yucca root, and yucca leaf

Large, shallow baskets of this type were used as winnowing trays or in preparing food.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 36, fig. 72.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 4 x 22 1/4 x 22 13/16 in. (10.16 x 56.52 x 57.94 cm) Measured by Martin, Jack

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