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juncus and deer grass
This basket is a modified se-whal-lal, oval in shape and untraditional in design motifs. It was made by a Chemehuevi basket-maket. The Chemeheuvi were driven from their homelands on the Colorado River by the Mojave in the late 1800s. Eventually, most of them drifted back to their homes where a reservation was established for them; a few, however, remianed in the Coachella valley, on Cahuilla reservations, where their basketmakers adopted many aspects of Cahuilla basketry technique.
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 83 (illustrated/bw) fig. 277.
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