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Jicarilla Apache Artist

Basket with Cover, c. 1910
Grass and wood, leather and dye
10 5/8 in. x 10 13/16 in. x 16 9/16 in. (27 cm x 27.5 cm x 42 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Basketmaking (Weaving)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Angle
Accession Number: P5009a,b
Rectangular box with close-fitting removable cover. Soft hide handles on either side. Cover has basketry handle. Faded red, green, and brown diamonds on buff.

sumac, willow stem, anline dye and leather

Large hampers, like this, were not traditonal; this one may have been made specially for a particular patron. The use of analine dyes for simple geometric designs occurs frequently in Jicarilla basketry.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 88, fig. 308.

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