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Mrs. Soto

Basket, 1914
Juncus and grass (plant material)
2 3/4 x 10 11/16 x 10 1/2 in. (6.99 x 27.15 x 26.67 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1219
Open cylindrical basket with flat a base. Coiled construction. Four black geometric designs and four orange geometric figures on buff-colored sides. "Mesquite bug" in black and orange on the base.

Deer grass, juncus, and sumac

Cahuilla baskets used for serving food and parching seeds are known as se-whal-lal baskets.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 38, fig. 84.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 2 3/4 x 10 11/16 x 10 1/2 in. (6.99 x 27.15 x 26.67 cm) Measured by Martin, Jack

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