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Pima or Papago Artist



Basket, n.d.
Grass and wood
13 in. (33 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Pomona College Collection
Accession Number: P5023a,b
Basketry skirted human figure. The figure's hat is the removable rectangular cover. Black details- eyes, mouth, hair, and costume- on buff. Coiled construction.

Materials
bear grass, willow sapwood and devil's claw

Commentary
Basketry figures were frequently made by the Papago, but rarely by the Pima, for sale to the tourist trade.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979

Bibliography
Sarah Allen and Julia Patzelt, Beyond Appearance: Constructing Likeness (Claremont: Pomona College Museum of Art, 2003), 1 and 4 (illustrated/ color).
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 89, fig. 313.

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