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Mrs. Captain Jim

Basket, 1913
Juncus and grass (plant material)
5 1/2 x 10 x 6 1/4 in. (13.97 x 25.4 x 15.88 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Weaving)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1239
Oblong restricted hemispherical basket with a flat base. Black "Greek key" design on buff.

juncus and deer grass

Apparently a variation on the traditional te-vin-ze-mal theme, this basket is oval rather than circular in shape.
-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), 86, fig. 294.

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