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Hopi Artist

Basket Plaque, c. 1910
Grass and leaf
x 14 15/16 in. ( x 38 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Emeline H. Burns
Accession Number: P1685
Flat basket plaque. Coiled construction. Irregular brown and tan sunburst design on buff.

yucca leaf and grass

Geometricized birds, their beaks poingting to the center, decorate this basket. Its unfinished coil indicates that the piece was made by an unmarried woman.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1976

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 32, fig. 47.

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