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Mrs. Soto

Basket, 1914
Juncus and grass (plant material)
5 5/8 x 18 1/16 x 15 in. (14.29 x 45.88 x 38.1 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1230
Oblong hemispherical basket with a flat base. Coiled construction. Decorated with a black line around the base, black and tan swastikas, and black mountain sheep, all facing the same direction, around the rim.

Deer grass, juncus, and sumac

This is an oval variant of the traditional ka-put-mal, employing untraditional designs.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 82 (illustrated/bw) fig. 272.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 5 5/8 x 18 1/16 x 15 in. (14.29 x 45.88 x 38.1 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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