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Chemehuevi and Serrano Baskets

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Mrs. Quatte (aka Mrs. Quatti)



Basket, 1913
Juncus and grass (plant material)
3 9/16 in. x 5 5/16 in. (9 cm x 13.5 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, California
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Emil P. Steffa
Accession Number: P1309
Restricted hemispherical basket with a flat base. Coiled construction. Black and tan swirls on buff.

Materials
juncus, deer grass and sumac

Commentary
The Serrano, who lived to the north and northwest of the Cahuilla, amde gift baskets that were similar to those of their neighbors.
-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), 40, fig. 102.

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