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Mrs. Lomas

Basket Tray, 1914
Juncus and grass (plant material)
1 1/2 x 14 x 14 in. (3.81 x 35.56 x 35.56 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1225
Circular, slightly cylindrical basket with a flat base. Coiled construction. Buff-outlined diamonds on a black band on the base. Buff-colored background.

juncus, deer grass and sumac

The connecte hexagons of the design in this basket are inspired by rattlesnake markings, a reptile respected by the Cahuilla.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection Catalog, 1976

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 32 (illustrated/bw) fig. 46.

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