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Mrs. Lomas

Basket with Cover, 1914
Juncus (plant material) and animal hair
5 1/2 x 7 x 7 in. (14 x 18 x 18 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1193
Restricted hemispherical basket with a flat base and removable cover. Made with coiled construction. Sides decorated with black palm tree designs on buff, separated by vertical tan bands. Cover decorated with three black triangles. The cover has a basketry loop handle, decorated with black and brown horsehair. One of the loops that holds the handle on is lost.

juncus and horsehair

Lid and handles only occur on baskets that were made to be sold. The use of braided horsehair for handles may have been learned from the Native Americans of the Southwest. The palm tree and arrowhead motiifs are not traditional.
-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), 90, fig. 317.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 7 x 7 in. (13.97 x 17.78 x 17.78 cm)

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