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Basket Gambling Tray, c. 1910
Grass and wood
x 16 15/16 in. ( x 43 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Angle
Accession Number: P1911
Hemispherical basket gambling tray with a flat base. Coiled construction with a wrapped edge. Tessellate and line geometric pattern in dark brown on buff.

Materials
cattail, willow sapwood and devil's claw

Commentary
Baskets of this shape were used by the Pima for parching grain or for food preparation. THe geometric pattern is called "turtle-back."
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1976

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 36, fig. 75.

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